Dubai unified medical record database

A new central database will unify all medical records of five healthcare facilities beginning Friday, said Dubai Health Authority (DHA). Salama centralises access to records for patients and doctors through the new portal across DHA health facilities. The launch day marks the first of the three phases with 1.4 million records going live at 3am on Friday.

Humaid Al Qutami, Chairman of the board and Director-General of DHA, said, "A third of DHA medical facilities will go live on the unified electronic medical record (EMR) system for its patients. These will include all patient records at Rashid Hospital, Al Barsha Medical Centre, the Airport Medical Centres, the Rehabilitation Centre at Al Safa and the Safa Dermatology Centre."

Amani Al Jasmi, Director of DHA’s IT department, said Salama has so far unified about 1.4 million records and more than 12 million transactions have passed through this system. To ensure the smooth transition to the new electronic system, patients will be requested to provide their Emirates ID, medical card and health insurance details.

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