Orion Health has entered into 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.
The latter is a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi government-owned Mubadala Investment Company.
The project will deliver the Health Information Exchange (HIE) platform, "Malaffi", 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 and is initially joined by six Abu Dhabi healthcare organisations, 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 centralised 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, says Orion Health, in a statement.
The HIE platform uses Orion Health technology. 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.
“The Department of Health-Abu Dhabi has recognised the need to centrally and efficiently, store, exchange, and analyze the enormous amount of data that is being created in healthcare every day, and by using advanced technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning, to drive the digital transformation of the healthcare system, for a happier and healthier Abu Dhabi.
"The partnership with Orion Health, will enable us to deliver a best-in-class HIE platform, that will guarantee the success of connecting all Abu Dhabi healthcare providers, and place Abu Dhabi on the top of the global map of successful HIE implementations," says Atif Al Braiki, CEO of Abu Dhabi Health Data Services.
“Orion Health is delighted to be selected as the partner of choice, to deliver UAE’s first HIE platform,” says Ian McCrae, founder and CEO of Orion Health.
“Storing and aggregating vast volumes of different clinical data, and surfacing it in data analytics, will bring Abu Dhabi a step closer to the practice of precision medicine, which is only possible when health providers have a complete picture of a person’s health.
“Today, healthcare systems around the world, annually waste more than a trillion dollars on healthcare spend, from unnecessary administration, avoidable lab and radiology testing, and readmissions of patients into hospitals.
He says "Malaffi" will use the most current technology and data analytics, that will reduce the avoidable and duplicated procedures, and therefore improve the efficiency of Abu Dhabi’s health systems and the overall delivery of care.
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