MOHAP and Purehealth to develop UAE national health records
MoU signed to create National Unified Medical Record for the UAE
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has signed an MoU with Purehealth, to develop a unified medical and health record system for the Emirates.
The Memorandum is intended to be the basis of developing a National Unified Medical Record (NUMR) for the UAE.
UAE-based Purehealth, a specialist in technology and healthcare management, will work with the MOHAP to develop the records system to improve healthcare in line with Vision 2021, and to enhance the health and wellbeing of the UAE population and reduce the cost of healthcare delivery.
The MoU also included alignment on future strategic partnerships in several areas such as the development and management of NUMR database in UAE, NUMR database hosting and information during the period of the agreement, the establishment of claims and electronic prescriptions system, creation of the cloud system based on eMR/HIS as the Ministry's product, the management of the revenue cycle, prepare teams for healthcare departments and consequent activities, and the establishment of Centre of Excellence for e-health and smart initiatives.
The MoU was signed by HE Awad Sagher Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention's Support Services Sector, and Farhan Malik, general manager of Purehealth. Also, present at the signing ceremony were Ali Al-Ajmi, director of Information Technology, and Mubaraka Ibrahim Mubarak, director of Health Information Management Systems from the Ministry.
Speaking at the signing, Al Ketbi said that NUMR is a key strategic goal for the Ministry, and emphasized the need for co-ordination between different government entities, including Health Authority Abu Dhabi (HAAD), the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA), the UAE Armed Forces Medical Services, Dubai Health Care City (DHCC), and the Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA), to develop high quality healthcare systems.