Abu Dhabi’s Malaffi Health Platform enables electronic registration and exchange of patient scans

The availability of radiology images at Malaffi will ensure that providers have a holistic view of a patient’s records and are able to review and compare images from different visits and different time periods. Image sharing between healthcare providers is a critical part of clinical workflow, and the time and effort spent retrieving radiology and diagnostic images from disparate systems places a significant burden on patients. and health care providers. A recent survey of Malaffi users found that 90% of clinicians agreed that having access to the full archive of radiology images is very important to them.

Secure access to radiology images is essential for clinicians to make better decisions to improve the delivery of high quality, informed and effective patient care. It also reduces the need for duplicate expensive and invasive radiological exams, which protects patients from unnecessary radiation and reduces time and costs. Once all sites are connected, patients will no longer need to bring paper scans and CDs to every appointment. Access to images is especially important for surgeons, gynecologists and obstetricians, internal medicine specialists, and oncology care teams to get a holistic view of a patient’s medical history from multiple facility appointments. .

Reem Hospital and nine hospitals that are part of NMC Healthcare are already connected and sharing X-ray images. These will be transparently accessible to all doctors authorized to use Malaffi, in addition to the written radiology reports already available on the platform.

“As we focus our efforts to ensure the availability of seamless operations across the industry, we are proud to witness the addition of another ingenious solution to Malaffi. images on Malaffi’s Vendor Portal will greatly contribute to the continued development of a robust and fully digitized healthcare sector in the emirate.The availability of a unified viewing environment has enormous benefits for all stakeholders and resources of our ecosystem. This milestone reflects Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading destination for innovation and healthcare and everything in between,” said Dr. Jamal Mohammed Al Kaabi , Under Secretary of the DoH.

“Ensuring that radiology images are part of the information exchanged is the latest string to Malaffi’s bow and part of our ongoing efforts to improve the reach and clinical value of Malaffi and provide a holistic view of patient records. As the first regional HIE, this innovative concept has further strengthened Malaffi’s position on the global map of the most advanced HIEs. It was essential that we meet these requirements to add more value to Malaffi users, as this will significantly improve efficiency and smart use of expensive resources, improving quality of care and patient outcomes and experiences,” said said Robert Denson, acting chief executive of Malaffi. .

“NMC Healthcare was one of the first groups to come into contact with Malaffi three years ago. Clinicians at over 20 NMC facilities in Abu Dhabi have witnessed its value and benefits, aiding in more accurate diagnosis and easier access to patient information. Medical imaging forms the foundation of diagnosis, and with the addition of the Image Exchange solution, Malaffi has taken further steps towards offering a complete and holistic digital health ecosystem. When doctors share medical images, they can build better and deeper referral networks and more accurate diagnosis, increase efficiency, save clinical time, and track patient progress throughout their treatment journey. Fortunately, this is now available through Malaffi in Abu Dhabi,” added Mark Adams, Acting Managing Director of NMC Healthcare.

“We are delighted to be among the first healthcare institutions to contribute to the image exchange solution provided by Malaffi. Implementing world-class clinical care pathways is essential as we strive to become a leading and trusted hospital in the UAE. Our rehabilitation and multi-specialty hospital is dedicated to establishing cutting-edge medical practices that rely on advanced and state-of-the-art technologies such as an image exchange solution. In doing so, we are also responding to the government’s agenda to gain patient trust and loyalty, as well as contribute to better patient outcomes,” said Naushad Mohammed, Chief Information Officer at the Reem Hospital.

According to Persistence Market Research, medical image exchange systems are expected to be adopted globally at a significant rate in the coming years due to the growing adoption of IoT in the healthcare sector. The DoH is now an early adopter of this technology.

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