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UAE Ministry of Health opts for Microsoft solutions in sys overhaul project

Sharepoint, Lync, Dynamics AX to form backbone of patient data integration

Government, E-government, Ministry of Health - UAE

The UAE Ministry of Health (MOH) this week announced a number of plans to use Microsoft in a bid to streamline the nation's health sector.

Among the products planned for use by MOH are Sharepoint, Windows Phone applications, Lync and Microsoft Dynamics AX. The ministry hopes to connect operations across its offices, hospitals, primary and secondary healthcare centres and clinics, in an effort to ease integration with its patient information system.

"We are responsible for implementing the Ministry of Health policy through the MOH preventive and curative health services at all levels, including primary, health and clinical care," said Ali Al Ajami, director, Information Technology, Ministry of Health. "The partnership with Microsoft will support us in enhancing co-ordination of services and collaboration among staff to improve the quality of health services."

"At Microsoft we know that the healthcare industry is transforming, and technology innovation to ensure the right level of healthcare services are delivered is at the forefront of this transformation," said Ibrahim Youssry, regional director, Public Sector, Microsoft Gulf. "We are committed to continuously provide innovative and secure solutions that will provide the Ministry of Health and its staff the tools need to secure a healthy living for UAE citizens and residents."