How DHA’s NABIDH Improves Health Outcomes & Care Continuity

What are the primary goals of healthcare? Providing quick and lasting relief for patients from their ailments, and ensuring they get personalized and continued care wherever they go. These are also the key objectives shaping DHA’s NABIDH initiative.

What is DHA’s NABIDH?

Short for National Backbone for Integrated Dubai Health, NABIDH is a centralized platform for storing and sharing comprehensive medical records of patients across healthcare facilities in Dubai. NABIDH promotes better care delivery by:

  • Enabling interoperability among healthcare systems
  • Unifying and consolidating patient medical data into a single repository
  • Facilitating seamless exchange of patient health data among healthcare entities

How DHA’s NABIDH Overcomes Key Healthcare Challenges

  1. Challenge: Fragmented Medical Information

Healthcare often relies on fragmented medical information of patients, scattered across different healthcare facilities, providers, and diagnostic centres. Doctors therefore have to make their decisions based on the limited information obtained from patients themselves, or the physical paper records that they carry. This may not provide a wholistic view of their health, causing delays in treatment or inaccurate diagnosis.

Solution: DHA’s NABIDH consolidates all pertinent medical data about patients into a single repository. From diagnostic reports, existing conditions, and surgeries, to prescriptions and allergies, NABIDH provides a wholistic view of the complete medical history of the patient. This enables doctors to make data-driven, accurate decisions, and provide tailored treatment plans.

  1. Challenge: Lack of Continuity of Care

One of the most common challenges faced by patients worldwide is the lack of care continuity. When patients seek care in different cities or facilities, doctors tend to have limited or no access to details about their past treatment. This causes gaps and redundancies in their treatment plans.

Solution: DHA’s NABIDH gives doctors complete access to the repository of patient information, making it possible to deliver more coordinated and personalized care. So, they have instant access to all relevant medical data, irrespective of where a patient previously sought treatment. This promotes continuity of care and eliminates gaps or redundancies in their treatment plans.

  1. Challenge: Patient Safety

Patient safety is an important determinant for the quality of healthcare delivery. Fragmented data and communication errors can result in adverse consequences for the patient as well as the facility.

Solution: DHA’s NABIDH centralizes patient health information in a way that doctors can get a comprehensive understanding of every patient’s medical history, allergies, treatments, prescriptions, etc. This mitigates risks associated with fragmented data and gaps in communication. Moreover, NABIDH’s robust patient data security standards make it a well-guarded fortress of health information, to which only the authorized individuals can gain access.

  1. Challenge: Setbacks in Emergency Care

Emergency healthcare requires quick, informed decisions and swift action. However, in most cases, during an emergency, the patient is not in a position to provide necessary details to the doctor. This can cause delays, which can be detrimental to the treatment outcome.

Solution: NABIDH provides instant access to the patient’s medical records, empowering them with accurate and up-to-date information about the patient’s health. This enables doctors to make swift, critical decisions, especially during emergencies.

  1. Challenge: High costs and Lack of Workflow Efficiency

Healthcare delivery comes with huge costs and complex administrative processes. Often healthcare facilities and doctors are bogged down by the lack of efficient processes involving patient registration, data retrieval, etc. This hinders effective healthcare delivery

Solution: DHA’s NABIDH streamlines administrative processes including patient registration and data retrieval, making it possible to save a significant amount of time and costs. Moreover, by facilitating timely interventions, and eliminating redundant processes and procedure4s, NABIDH contributes to overall cost reduction.

  1. Challenge: Absence of Collaborative Care

Healthcare is multidisciplinary, and patients often consult multiple specialists, and are treated by different teams. As a result, the care delivered to patients is not holistic and often ineffective.

Solution: NABIDH fosters collaboration among multidisciplinary healthcare teams through its unified platform for sharing medical information and insights. Therefore, all diagnostic findings, treatment plans, recommended care, and prescriptions are shared between specialists. This facilitates seamless collaboration across facilities and promotes care continuity.

DHA’s NABIDH has been redefining healthcare in Dubai. Its transformative power can be witnessed through improvements in efficiency, collaboration, cost-savings, and improved health outcomes. By unifying patient records and promoting continuity of care, NABIDH is steadily paving the way for a more connected and much healthier tomorrow.

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