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Digital Health Strategy in the UAE

Digital Health Strategy in the UAE


The UAE’s healthcare sector is experiencing rapid development and consistent improvements, particularly in digital transformation and digital health strategy in the UAE.

The UAE’s digital health strategy is enhancing care delivery, evidence-based population health and disease prevention strategies, as well as empowering patients to track their own health and wellbeing. The strategy includes telemedicine, disease surveillance and management, electronic health records and health information exchange.

Electronic Health Information Exchange (HIE) in the UAE

The UAE health authorities, including the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), the Department of Health-Abu Dhabi (DoH), and the Dhabi Health Authority (DHA), have collaborated to create and implement a National Unified Medical Record (NUMR), which is called Riayati.

The UAE healthcare ecosystem uses Riayati as a fully integrated, digitized, and centralised National Unified Medical Record so far.

Additionally, it securely shares healthcare information across public and private facilities throughout the Emirates in the UAE, using encryption and password protection.

Riayati has successfully integrated existing health information exchange platforms in Abu Dhabi (Malaffi) and Dubai (Nabidh).

As of February 2023, Riayati platform stored 1.9 billion medical records for 9.5 million patients, accessible to over 90,000 providers in 3,057 facilities, including hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies.

What are the advantages of a National Unified Medical Record?

  1. Enables secure access to medical records from anywhere in the country
  2. Avoids unnecessary duplication of tests and records
  3. Improves coordination and efficiency of healthcare
  4. It helps providers make better medical decisions aligned to patients’ needs
  5. Empowers patients to access their own health data
  6. Anonymized data enables population health analytics to provide insights that can improve healthcare for the population of the country.

The establishment of a National Unified Medical Record (NUMR) is an important achievement in the UAE’s healthcare sector. It is part of its digital transformation strategy. This strategy aims at creating a sustainable and efficient healthcare system that provides exceptional services to patients.

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