Ready for NABIDH Onboarding? Here’s Everything You Need to Know  

Dubai Health Authority’s NABIDH platform is revolutionizing the healthcare space. This innovative system of health information exchange is fundamentally redefining the way hospitals deliver care and patients experience it. To get on board this transformative platform, you need to be equipped with the relevant information and familiar with the steps in the NABIDH onboarding process. The NABIDH official website has all the information you need, but this article is a handy reference for your onboarding journey.

 What To Do When You’re Ready for NABIDH Onboarding

 Ensure you take a systematic approach to NABIDH onboarding. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Refer to NABIDH’s Onboarding Requirements. It’s crucial that you carefully review NABIDH’s onboarding requirements before initiating the process. What does this entail? It involves understanding the purpose and long-term objectives of NABIDH to make sure your facility’s goals align with the NABIDH standards.
  1. Assess Your Readiness. Once you’ve understood NABIDH’s onboarding requirements, you need assess your NABIDH readiness. This step is significant in understanding how ready your facility is, for NABIDH integration. It involves evaluating your facility and getting a NABIDH Readiness score, and then contacting DHA to express your interest in integrating your facility with the NABIDH platform.
  1. Create a NABIDH Developer Account. If your facility is NABIDH-ready, DHA provides you with a link to create a NABIDH Developer Account. This account serves as your gateway to access NABIDH’s specifications necessary for integration.
  1. Review Specifications and Validate Messages. Access your NABIDH Developer account and review all specifications thoroughly. You also need to validate messages using the HL7 utility to ensure seamless interoperability with NABIDH. Once this is done, you can submit your request to begin onboarding.

NABIDH Onboarding Steps

When you’re all set to integrate with the NABIDH platform, follow the steps below to ensure a smooth and successful onboarding process. These steps help you connect with the NABIDH system seamlessly and enable efficient exchange of patient data with healthcare providers and other facilities in Dubai:

Step 1: Initiate Readiness Assessment. This is a continuation of ‘NABIDH readiness assessment’. The first step in the onboarding process is to reach out to Dubai Health Authority (DHA) for a Readiness Assessment. For this, you are required to fill out a form on the NABIDH website, mentioning details including your name, email, mobile number, facility name, licensing authority, and your role in the facility. Following this, NABIDH will assist you by evaluating your facility with a Maturity Assessment Questionnaire before proceeding to the next step. 

Step 2: Sign Onboarding Agreement. Once your readiness assessment is complete, you are required to sign a legal agreement with DHA, that defines roles and responsibilities, outlines terms and conditions for NABIDH integration including data sharing protocols, security measures, and other compliance standards. This agreement allows you to access the developer portal and the NABIDH network.

Step 3: Test EMR Connectivity Via Developer Portal. After you have signed the agreement with DHA, you will get access to the developer portal, where you can test your medical data that has been sent to NABIDH. This step involves technical assessments to ensure that your EMR software can effectively communicate with the NABIDH platform. The developer portal serves as a sandbox environment for you to access various APIs and technical integration specifications. 

Step 4: Secure Your Place in the Launch Schedule. After successfully connecting your EMR, DHA will assign your facility a suitable launch date. For planned launches, DHA assigns every onboarded facility to different waves and specific launch dates, based on technical readiness.

Step 5: Get Connected to NABIDH. Congratulations! Your facility is now NABIDH-certified. Upon completing the 4 key steps mentioned above, your facility becomes a part of the NABIDH network. Doctors and other healthcare professionals can now securely access patients’ unified records over NABIDH with ease. You’re now all set to provide better care, and transform patient experience! What’s more, you can also make use of the NABIDH training resources on the official website to make the most of the platform, and enjoy its benefits thoroughly. 

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