24 December 2017

[Reminder] Integrated Dubai Health(Nabidh)- Dubai

Reference: CIR-2017-SHN0800

The UAE Vision 2021 was launched by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, at the closing of a Cabinet meeting in 2010. The Vision aims to make the UAE among the best countries in the world by the Golden Jubilee of the Union. In order to translate the Vision into reality, its pillars have been mapped into six national priorities, which represent the key focus sectors of government action in the coming years.


One of the six pillars within the National Agenda aims to achieve a world-class healthcare system. There under, the Government aims to have all public and private hospitals accredited according to clear national and international quality standards of medical services and staff. Furthermore, the Agenda aims to increase the healthcare system’s readiness to deal with epidemics and health risks. This will result in the UAE becoming among the best countries in the world in terms of quality of healthcare.


Among the 10 published UAE Healthcare KPI's to be achieved by 2021, digital health technologies should have the greatest positive impact on (i) prevalence of Diabetes and (ii) the Healthcare Quality Index with the sub-measure of healthcare infrastructure.


The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is in the process of executing the DHA Strategy 2021. It comprises 15 initiatives with more than 100 individual projects. One of the major and most ambitious projects there under is dedicated to the implementation of a regional Health Information Exchange (HIE) in the Emirate of Dubai. This initiative is named “Network & Analysis Backbone for Integrated Dubai Health (NABIDH)”.

 The ultimate target for NABIDH is the health and wellbeing of all individuals living or working in or visiting the Emirate of Dubai. Key objectives of Nabidh are:

Improvement of individual's health       


Is one key outcome that is expected from theimplementation and continued usage of NABIDH. By making patient informationricher, better, more timely and easier to access within the ecosystem, better treatment and at the end better health can be expected as an outcome.


Quality including (increased) Patient safety:

Is another target for NABIDH. Patient safety is seen as a set of factors including (i) avoidance of adverse drug events, (ii) reduced exposure to radiation, (iii) reduction of duplicate or ineffective diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, (iv) improvement of prevention and chronic care conditions.


Accessibility of Care

Is also targeted by NABIDH. For the elderly population, telemedicine applications shall be deployed to access virtual care.


Affordability of Care:  

Represents another target of NABIDH. 

The objective connected with NABIDH here is to reduce the overall cost spent in the healthcare system. Among all costs, those spent by the payers (health insurance companies) is best traceable and therefore a suitable target. The digital health ecosystem shall be able to create new forms of care provisioning which have the potential to replace current care offerings because of equal or better quality and lower unit cost.


Efficiency of Healthcare in Dubai:

Efficiency shall be understood as the avoidance of wasting of resources in the provisioning of healthcare services. Contributors to these aims will be the avoidance of duplicate tests and 

procedures, the mandated use of existing information throughout the whole ecosystem, and the leveraging of efficiency potentials through consequent adoption of digital online technologies with the avoidance of paper and other analogue media or offline components.

Now, as NABIDH has progressed through its initial design and strategy development phase, the next step is to establish strong communication among facilities and gather technical information to evaluate existing infrastructure and capabilities across healthcare facilities in Dubai to analyse and build the backbone accordingly. In order to achieve preliminary analysis we have developed Survey Questionnaire and request you to access the following Link:

for any further queries or information , please contact:

Mr. Qasim Yousef Abu Hantash on:

Email address:

Telephone no:  0504557175

look forward to having your response by      :

04 January  2018.


Your cooperation in providing the responses to the survey would contribute significantly in achieving Dubai Government’s strategic initiative related to Dubai as a smart city and would enhance the technology integration within UAE.

for full access to circular #127; please refer to the following link:

With Regard –

 Dubai Health Authority 



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