UAE’s Ministry of Health Prevention introduces Public Health Management system
The Ministry of Health Prevention (MoHAP) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched Public Health Management, a new system that aims to centralise various data in order to help improve disease prevention, as well as manage public health projects, promote the involvement of communities in health programmes with both the public private sector.
The Public Health Management system will reportedly equip public health specialists with the right tools to monitor manage initiatives activities. It will also alert specialists to any evolving requirements, MoHAP confirmed.
In terms of disease prevention, the platform will continuously monitor report on data pertaining to any contagious disease.
WHY IT MATTERS
Having a centralised database of this kind will reportedly help health service providers access important information to “help improve the health outcomes rationalise healthcare spending.”
Developed with local telecoms giant, Etisalat the healthcare IT company, Health Matrix, the system is one more contribution “towards digital transformation utilisation of artificial intelligence to achieve highly efficient preventive healthcare services enhance the quality of their outputs,” in the country, said the ministry.
ON THE RECORD
“The Public Health Management system is part of the ministry’s strategy to enhance community health healthy behaviours; improve the interaction between patients health practitioners to be aware of their disease, how to deal with it; improve the proactively remote patient follow-up,” said Hussein Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary of the ministry’s Health Centres Clinics Sector. “[The system will] help limit the spread of diseases, reduce personal governmental treatment spending, improve the national health indicators, strengthen the preventive health system to confront health risks epidemics via innovative digital solutions.”
“COVID-19 pandemic challenges have shown the urgent need for critical digital infrastructure to enhance the response of health systems societies provide better, faster, smarter digital healthcare. This system will support healthcare professionals with all the tools needed to help improve prevention management of public health issues,” he added.