Abu Dhabi’s DoH and DHA partner to provide enhanced health solutions

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Health (DoH) is partnering with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) to help develop an international healthcare model promoting quality of life and enhanced health

A meeting between the two organisations considered electronically linking health systems between Dubai and Abu Dhabi through ‘Malafi’ (DoH’s recently launched health information exchange system, which will link more than 2,000 public and private health facilities and which currently provides services to more than three million people) and ‘Nabidh’ (Network & Analysis Backbone for Integrated Dubai Health); health insurance rules and procedures; and exchange of data and information related to health regulations, especially the licencing process for doctors, visiting physicians, medical education and research, capacity planning and the outpatient treatment system.

Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohamed Al Hamed, DoH Chairman, said: "Working with one team spirit is the basis for laying the foundation for the next ambitious stage of the health sector and drawing the features of its future. The next phase will be based on technology, innovation and AI. We aim to complete the successful path that our late father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan started, which puts the health and wellbeing of the society at the top of the priority list."

Humaid Al Qutami, DHA Director-General, responded in kind, confirming that partnering with DoH represented an additional force that supports the UAE’s position and enhances its influential role in the development of medicine and integrated healthcare systems.