How to Use the NABIDH Clinical Portal : A Doctor’s Guide

NABIDH, DHA’s cutting-edge health information exchange platform is designed to facilitate seamless access to medical records and promote healthcare connectivity across Dubai. Doctors in your healthcare facility can leverage the NABIDH Clinical Portal to securely share patient information with other authorized facilities and providers. This enables integrated care and significantly enhances care delivery and outcomes. Here’s a quick guide to help you navigate the NABIDH Clinical Portal, understand its functionalities for efficient data sharing and healthcare interoperability.

1. How to Access the NABIDH Clinical Portal

 You can access the NABIDH Clinical Portal through your NABIDH-Compliant EMR system, or through a DHA’s web interface. This is a user-friendly interface where you are required to enter your login credentials. This is to ensure that only authorized individuals have access to sensitive patient information. Once you enter the NABIDH clinical portal with these credentials, you can access its comprehensive suite of features.

2. How to Manage Your Profile on the NABIDH Clinical Portal

Once you log into the NABIDH Clinical Portal you can select the profile-related functionalities in the user context menu, and manage your profile using the personal profile settings. Here, you can review, edit/update your personal details including your contact information, communication preferences, etc. Keep your profile information up-to-date to ensure accuracy and effective collaboration over the NABIDH platform.

 3. How to Retrieve/Access Patient Data on the NABIDH Portal

The portal has robust search functionalities that enable you to retrieve patient medical records instantly. You can start searching for a patient’s Medical Record Number (MRN). This is an alphanumeric identifier that acts as a reliable means to locate the right patient record among millions of others, in the NABIDH network.

You can also search for patient records using their demographic details such as their name, date of birth, or address. This is very helpful when the patient’s MRN is not known. 

What you Should Know About Accessing Patient Data in the NABIDH Clinical Portal: 

  • NABIDH data exchange is subject to strict consent policies. Therefore, only records of patients who have provided their consent for NABIDH health information exchange can be accessed over the portal. However, in case of an emergency, you can exercise the ‘Break the Glass’ option to get temporary access to restricted patient records.
  • In order to promote accountability and transparency, auditing measures are in place. All your search actions and data access are recorded and tracked to ensure complete data security.

 4. How is Patient Data Presented in the NABIDH Portal

Patient data is presented in an organized and intuitive manner using a Chartbook feature. This feature allows you to view clinical data grouped in logical categories, enabling you to access specific details with ease.

You can also get more comprehensive insights or a complete view of the clinical data about patients by using the option for ‘detailed viewing’. This makes it possible to provide more personalized care and promotes well-informed medical decisions. 

5. How to Generate Patient Summary Reports in the NABIDH Portal

You can create patient summary reports in different types and formats, based on your clinical requirements. Once you select the report type and format, you can generate it and either view it in the portal’s interface, or choose to download it. The NABIDH Clinical Portal allows this flexibility to ensure that you can access or share patient summaries in a way that aligns with your facility’s data security protocols.

6. How to Manage Patient Alerts in the NABIDH Clinical Portal

The NABIDH Clinical Portal is designed with an alerting system that notifies you about important patient-related updates or information. You can access this using the ‘Alerts’ icon, where you can view and manage these alerts. This is to make sure all critical medical alerts/updates are promptly brought to your notice, so that you can address them and take necessary action. 

7. How to Manage Cohorts in the NABIDH Portal

 The portal comes with a powerful Cohort Management feature that allows you to create, view, and carefully analyze cohorts. This helps you to group and analyze patient data based on specific criteria or characteristics. To manage cohorts, you can use the Cohort icon or the menu option, where you can view a list of cohorts, where you can categorize these cohorts by type, and manage them efficiently.

 8. How to Use the Messaging Center

You can use the messaging center in the NABIDH clinical portal to exchange messages and share updates effectively. This is a key requirement for effective communication and collaboration over the NABIDH network. The portal’s Integrated Message Center allows you to access this messaging feature.

 In the Message Center, you can organize, filter, view or forward messages, or reply to them. This functionality makes sure that all critical updates are communicated, and promptly addressed. This fosters better collaboration and communication.

The Messaging Center is not just for text-based communication. It also facilitates attaching files like patient records, test results, etc. so that supplementary documents can be exchanged seamlessly. 

9. How to log out of the NABIDH Clinical Portal

 One of the most critical, yet often neglected tasks is logging out of a portal. Logging out of the NABIDH Clinical Portal is crucial for security purposes. You can do this using the ‘Logout’ option provided in the User Profile menu. Logging out ensures that sensitive patient information remains protected from unauthorized access and use.

 10. Other Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Is the NABIDH Clinical Portal secure?

 Yes, the NABIDH Clinical Portal adheres to very high data security standards and patient privacy policies. Strict access controls, encryption, and audits govern the portal, making it an impenetrable data fortress.

  • Can I access the NABIDH Clinical Portal using mobile devices?

Yes, you can access the portal from a wide variety of devices. The portal is designed for optimum flexibility and user-friendliness.

  • How often are patient records updated in the NABIDH Clinical Portal?

Updates of patient records occur in near-to-real-time or at regular intervals. This ensures that you get the most recent, up-to-date information about your patients.

  • Can I customize patient reports while generating patient summary reports in the portal?

Yes. Not only are these reports available in various types and formats, you can also customize them to cater to your specific requirements.

 The NABIDH Clinical Portal is your instant gateway to a comprehensive view of your patient’s health and medical history. While it enables instant access to patient data and facilitates easy exchange, it also acts as a guardian of patient data security and confidentiality.