MoH gets new data centre in e-services push

Data centre will also facilitate Intranet portal for MoH’s employees

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MoH gets new data centre in e-services push The Ministry of Health's new data centre will help with e-services plans.
By  Vineetha Menon Published  August 9, 2010

The Ministry of Health has installed a new data centre as part of their plans to introduce healthcare e-services to residents of the United Arab Emirates.

The data centre, dubbed the Pulsator (Al-Nabed), was implemented by ITQAN Al -Bawardi Computers.  It will essentially upgrade the flow of data across the Ministry from its inception and usage to its storage.

"Ministry of Health has a concrete and set vision of providing world class health services to the UAE public. The state of the data centre before implementing Al-Nabed somehow did not foster this vision, and it was crucial to completely overhaul and revamp it so the vision becomes a reality," said Mona Al Suwaidi, MoH's deputy IT manager - Projects Management sector.

Al-Suwaidi explained Al-Nabed offers a highly secure IT environment, "as opposed to the situation before where the lack of strong security measures made MoH's data prone to huge risk".

"The fundamental objective of this whole endeavor is to accommodate the introduction of more applications and e-services that would eventually improve the level of healthcare services in UAE. There needs to be a robust infrastructure platform to build the applications on top of, and Al-Nabed helped achieve that," said Yunis Al Amiri, MoH's deputy IT Manager - Operations sector.

Al-Amiri added that the Al-Nabed will enable the deployment of an Intranet portal for MoH's employees, in-house development, an application that will automate processes for the purchasing department, and a helpdesk solution to troubleshoot any technical problems arising in the workplace.

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