29 January 2019 | News
The HIE will be known as "Malaffi" and is the first of its kind in the Middle East.
Orion Health announced a commercial agreement with Abu Dhabi Health Data Services, a new project company established as part of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) between the Department of Health - Abu Dhabi (DoH) and Injazat Data Systems, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi government-owned Mubadala Investment Company, to deliver a Health Information Exchange (HIE) platform. The HIE will be known as "Malaffi" and is the first of its kind in the Middle East.
"Malaffi" will provide a platform that will centrally store and enable the meaningful exchange of patient health information between healthcare professionals and will ultimately connect 2,000 public and private healthcare providers in Abu Dhabi. "Malaffi" was officially launched last week on 23 January, and is initially joined by six Abu Dhabi healthcare organizations, including SEHA (Abu Dhabi Health Services Company), Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Imperial College Diabetes Centre, Healthpoint, United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical) group and Oasis Hospital, Al Ain.
The access to the centralized patient records will provide physicians with a tool to make well informed, fast decisions, enhance patient safety, reduce the duplication of diagnostic procedures and ultimately improve the quality of care and outcomes.
The HIE platform is powered by Orion Health, a global leader in health care technology and the implementation of HIE systems, serving more than 100 million health records across the world. The highly scalable platform will also have the capability to harness the power of patient and population data, and by creating insights into the emirate's public health, will have a significant impact on improving the overall efficiency of Abu Dhabi's health system.