DHA’s NABIDH integration program is a visionary initiative transforming people’s perception and experience of healthcare in Dubai. This ongoing digital transformation is unifying the healthcare ecosystem and creating a well-informed, better-connected healthcare community, and elevating the standards of care to a whole new level. It not only provides a trusted platform for health information exchange, but also improves care coordination and collaboration, enables evidence-based healthcare delivery, improves health outcomes, reduces clinical waste, and supports public health initiatives. Read on to find out how.
NABIDH Integration- Your Gateway to Futuristic Healthcare
According to DHA’s official website, NABIDH has currently unified 12.6 million medical records, connected over 55,000 clinicians and 1224 facilities, and has 64 NABIDH-connected EMRs as part of the initiative. This digital transformation project aims to ensure one electronic medical file for every patient, with all their medical information, which will follow them wherever they go. This minimizes the risk of medical errors, empowers patients, and enables healthcare providers to have a comprehensive view of the patient’s medical history, thereby improving the quality of care.
In a recent workshop held by DHA, the Director-General Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi emphasized that DHA is focusing on adopting the latest healthcare technologies to ensure that the highest quality of medical service is provided to the people of Dubai.
This move towards a digital ecosystem promises a whole range of benefits including better healthcare delivery and treatment outcomes, enhanced efficiencies in hospital workflows, reduction in clinical waste, and personalized treatment plans driven by patient-centred care. Besides these, another promising by-product of NABIDH integration is its ability to elevate community health.
Harnessing the Power of NABIDH for Public Health
The wealth of medical data securely available over NABIDH, opens up a massive opportunity for the government to promote public health. The evidence-based gold standard data gathered through NABIDH provides a strong foundation for developing public health policies and initiatives, to improve population health and prevent or control the spread of diseases.
NABIDH for Data-Driven Diagnosis & Decision-Making
By providing instant and easy access to aggregated patient records, NABIDH allows healthcare providers to make faster, evidence-based, well-informed decisions. The availability of a patient’s entire medical history in one place eliminates duplication of tests, reduces time taken for diagnosis, and accelerates treatment. What’s more? It ensures continuity of care and makes it convenient for the patients to seek specialist/second opinion when needed, without having to physically carry any medical files.
Improving Specialized Care Services with NABIDH
NABIDH fosters a collaborative ecosystem that helps regulate and streamline specialized care. For instance, regulating the process of organ donation and transplantation is one of the main objectives of NABIDH. This helps in providing timely and personalized care for patients with organ deficiencies and also contributes to the advancement of specialized healthcare services.
Promoting Greener & More Sustainable Healthcare with NABIDH
By enabling paperless medical records, and energy-efficient healthcare, NABIDH paves the way for a greener healthcare future. It reduces the need for physical storage and paper use, minimizes clinical waste, and supports the adoption of evidence-based care, thereby playing a huge role in building an environment-friendly healthcare system.
NABIDH is a key contributor in realizing Dubai’s vision for a healthier, greener, and more connected healthcare ecosystem. It empowers healthcare providers, facilities, and patients to take control and better manage health, while also improving public health through its integrated and secure health information exchange platform. NABIDH comes with the power to unlock never-before-seen benefits, and this makes it the flag-bearer of Dubai’s golden era of healthcare.