07 January 2018
[Reminder] [Reminder] Integrated Dubai Health(Nabidh)- Dubai
To : All Healthcare Facilities - Private Sector
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 theworld 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 the implementation and continued usage of NABIDH. By making patient information richer, 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) Patientsafety:
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 elderlypopulation, 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.
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