Abu Dhabi citizens will soon be capable of access their medical data through a mobile application.
The application, which will be rolled out later this year, forms a part of the Middle East’s first unified Health Information Exchange (HIE) platform, Malaffi.
It’ll let patients access their medical history, take a look at outcomes, and critical information about their remedy and medication.
The Malaffi platform is available to over 15,000 care suppliers and contains the medical data of 3 million sufferers in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi Division of Health (DoH) executives hope the application will enhance health in the area by encouraging patients to take a more proactive strategy to manage their healthcare, supporting prevention, and increasing well-being awareness.
A recent ballot carried out by YouGov found that 88% of Abu Dhabi residents are excited by downloading the application.
Malaffi, which stands for “My file” in Arabic, became operational at the end of July 2019, following a deal between Abu Dhabi Health Data Services (ADHDS) and New Zealand technology services supplier Orion Health.
ADHDS was arranged as a public-private partnership (PPP) between the Abu Dhabi DoH and Injazat Data Systems, which is an arm of the Mubadala world investment firm.
Clinicians at four health care providers have access to Malaffi, along with the Abu Dhabi Health Services firm (SEHA), which controls all public hospitals and clinics in the capital.
In the meantime, Emirati startup Meddy recently attracted $2.5 million in Series A funding to broaden its doctor search and booking program to Abu Dhabi and other emirates.