Orion Health & Abu Dhabi Health Data Services Introduces the First Health Information Exchange in the Middle East

Orion Health & Abu Dhabi Health Data Services Introduces the First Health Information Exchange in the Middle East

Orion Health, a global health technology company and Abu Dhabi Health Data Services, a new project company joins hands to deliver a Health Information Exchange (HIE), a platform that will be known as ‘Malaffi’. It will provide a platform that will centrally store and enable the meaningful exchange of patient health information between healthcare professionals and will ultimately connect 2,000 public and private healthcare providers in Abu Dhabi.

Atif Al Braiki, CEO, Abu Dhabi Health Data Services, comments, “The Department of Health-Abu Dhabi has recognized the need to centrally and efficiently, store, exchange, and analyze the enormous amount of data that is being created in healthcare every day, and by using advanced technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning, to drive the digital transformation of the healthcare system, for a happier and healthier Abu Dhabi. The partnership with Orion Health, will enable us to deliver a best-in-class HIE platform, that will guarantee the success of connecting all Abu Dhabi healthcare providers, and place Abu Dhabi on the top of the global map of successful HIE implementations”.

Launched on 23rd January, ‘Malaffi’ is initially joined by six Abu Dhabi healthcare organization, including SEHA (Abu Dhabi Health Services Company), Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Imperial College Diabetes Centre, Healthpoint, United Eastern Medical Services (UEMedical) group and Oasis Hospital, Al Ain. Powered by Orion Health, the HIE platform serves more than 100 million health records across the world and also have the capability to harness the power of patient and population data, and by creating insights into the emirate’s public health, will have a significant impact on improving the overall efficiency of Abu Dhabi’s health system.

“Orion Health is delighted to be selected as the partner of choice, to deliver UAE's first HIE platform. Storing and aggregating vast volumes of different clinical data, and surfacing it in data analytics, will bring Abu Dhabi a step closer to the practice of precision medicine, which is only possible when health providers have a complete picture of a person's health. Today, healthcare systems around the world, annually waste more than a trillion dollars on healthcare spend, from unnecessary administration, avoidable lab and radiology testing, and re-admissions of patients into hospitals. 'Malaffi' will use the most current technology and data analytics, that will reduce the avoidable and duplicated procedures, and therefore improve the efficiency of Abu Dhabi's health systems and the overall delivery of care”, comments, Ian McCrae, Founder & CEO, Orion.

Headquartered in New Zealand, Orion Health serves more than 100 million patients globally and is a leading provider of population health management and precision medicine solutions. It is committed to continual innovation, investing substantially in research and development to cement its position at the forefront of precision medicine. 

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Source: IANS