What is NABIDH by DHA?

NABIDH stands for the “National Backbone For Integrated Dubai Health” (NABIDH) initiative in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is an ambitious project that aims to digitize and integrate healthcare data across the country’s public and private healthcare providers, enabling healthcare providers to access patient information seamlessly and securely.​​

NABIDH is a digital platform that has been implemented by the DHA. The full form of DHA is Dubai Health Authority. DHA was formed in 2007 to provide 360 degree oversight to the entire healthcare system in Dubai.

The goal of NABIDH is to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare services in Dubai. The platform is designed to bring together all stakeholders in the healthcare sector, including hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and patients, and enable them to access and share healthcare information in a secure and efficient manner.

NABIDH takes into consideration the subject of care (patients), the hospitals, the health care facilities as well as the health care professionals – thus including every one in the ecosystem.

The implementation of NABIDH Healthcare involves the creation of a digital health record for each patient, which contains all their medical information, including medical history, test results, and medication information. This information is securely stored in a centralized database, and healthcare providers can access it in real-time using a secure login and password.

NABIDH Healthcare also allows for the sharing of healthcare information between healthcare providers, such as doctors, nurses, and pharmacists. This means that doctors can easily access patient information and medical history, enabling them to make informed decisions about patient care. Pharmacists can also access the platform to verify patient prescriptions and dispense medication, reducing the risk of medication errors.

NABIDH Policies:

The policies defined under NABIDH are given below:

Subject of Care Policy

Consent and Access Control Policy

Incident and Breach Notification Policy

Audit Policy

Data Management Policy

Identity Management Policy

Authentication Policy

Information Security Standards

Clinical Data and Coding

Interoperability and Data Exchange

Technical and Operational Standards

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Who is the CEO of Dubai Healthcare City Authority? His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance is the President of the Dubai Health Authority and His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami is the chairman of the board of the Dubai Health Authority.
  2. When was the first health policy established? The first health policy in Dubai was established in 1973.
  3. Is Dubai Health Authority public or private? The Dubai Health Authority is a public organisation, responsible for regulating and overseeing the healthcare sector in Dubai. It is funded by the government and operates under the direction of the Dubai Executive Council.