The Riayati programme will create a massive shift in the nation’s healthcare system with improved clinical pathways using artificial intelligence.
The UAE Ministry of Healthand Prevention (MoHAP) has unveiled that Riayati program for exchange of healthcare information, continues its plan to connect government and private hospitals and more than 2,500 other healthcare facilities including clinics, diagnostic centres, dialysis centres, and pharmacies.
This will also integrate with Nabidh, Malaffi, the current centralised database for real-time public health information exchanges, and services of ICA (Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship). The success of Riayati will positively transform the healthcare landscape in the country.
The Riayati program is a state-of-the-art platform to improve patient healthcare experience in the UAE through a centralised and integrated healthcare system. The initiative will increase accessibility of patient health data in the UAE through connecting public and private health facilities and information exchange.
PureCS, a leading information technology solutions provider in the UAE, will implement and operate the platform for MoHAP. Riayati will connect all healthcare facilities in the Northern Emirates.
Riayati is a world class healthcare platform for the National Unified Medical Record (NUMR) programme launched under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Along with HIE, the Riayati programme will also Implement the MoHAP’s ‘post office’ initiative to enable seamless exchange of insurance claims between healthcare facilities and insurance companies.
PureCS has partnered with InterSystems, a global healthcare data technology provider and Apelon, a world leader in terminology solutions for electronic medical records, to architect the Riayati Health Information Exchange platform.
The single patient filing system will be accessible to healthcare professionals across the UAE. InterSystems HealthShare® will be used as the interoperability software to exchange health information securely. InterSystems HealthShare is a suite of connected health solutions based on a unified care record that connects providers, patients, and Health Regulators. It also serves as the foundation for collaborative, value-based care and population health management that will provide a secure technology infrastructure for the Northern Emirates HIE. HealthShare is well-proven, highly secure and scalable HIE that connects care for tens of millions of patient communities across the world.
Apelon is a clinical informatics organisation focused on accelerating eHealth through data standardisation and interoperability. Apelon’s terminology solutions will normalise the clinical data received from different organisations and will make it ready for machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Mubaraka Ibrahim, Director Information Technology Department at MoHAP, said, “We are proud to implement the Riayati programme, which is being rolled out under the UAE Vision 2021. The platform will benefit the entire UAE, connecting public and private sector healthcare providers for a truly seamless care experience for patients. The programme will streamline clinical workflows, helping better management of patient population that is critical to meet the rising demand. This platform will generate new insights, improve the quality of care and health outcomes for the population.”
“The Riayati programme will transform the UAE’s healthcare system making it a truly global model in adoption of healthcare technology. The HIE platform gives us a foundation to consolidate the world-class care we provide. The initiative is a testament to our passion for caring for our residents and tourists,” she added.
Rajnish Bhatt, Healthcare IT Expert at PureCS, said, “It is an honour to be a part of this strategic initiative. We will connect more than 2500 government and private sector healthcare entities, including hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and diagnostic centres, with the Riayati platform. The platform will be the foundation for future innovation such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms, and population health analytics to provide useful insights to clinicians, thus enabling better healthcare for all residents.”
“The Riayati platform will enable early detection and control of disease outbreaks, investigation of suspected or confirmed cases of notifiable diseases, and assist in reducing morbidity and mortality. The wealth of data thus available can be analysed and consumed by the healthcare regulators to improve the public health planning, reporting, monitoring and control,” he added.
Mr. Ali Abi Raad, Country Manager for the Middle East and India at InterSystems, said, “Through our strategic partnership with PureCS, we are proud to be working on MoHAP’s Riayati programme. This is an important milestone towards establishing a solid foundation for the building of future innovative care. The unified care record will empower clinicians to make fast and informed decisions when they are needed the most. The secure access to share the health data with the right people in real time will help healthcare providers achieve the promise of safe and efficient connected care.”
Daniel Smith, Director, Services at Apelon, said, “We are glad to work together with PureCS and InterSystems to deliver interoperability platform, the best solution to meet the MoHAP’s unique needs in the UAE to centrally manage all the health data assets. By making information more accessible and user-friendly, this platform will act as a powerful resource to make informed medical decisions with access to the right information at the right time. We have been at the forefront of terminology development and interoperability for years and we are honoured to contribute our knowledge to such a vital programme for the country.”
The Riayati initiative will improve care coordination and make critically important patient data available under emergency conditions for triage and treatment. The ability to seamlessly share patient data will be a massive boon for healthcare professionals. Adopting leading-edge technologies can be one of the critical support factors for the healthcare industry to overcome crises and emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Riayati programme will empower healthcare providers secure access to the right health data for the right people in real-time.