The Health Data and Information Analysis Department’s mandate was documented when the Dubai Health Authority was established under law 13 of 2007. [Article 5, Section 9] notes: “Develop the necessary standards for implementing and managing the health information systems in the Emirate.”
To improve access, quality, health status and efficiency in the Dubai health sector by expanding access to high-quality health information and facilitating the efficient flow and exchange of information among patients, providers, funders and regulators with a focus on transparency and confidentiality and a balance between standardization and autonomy.
What is eHealth?
eHealth is an emerging field in the intersection of medical informatics, public health and business, referring to health services and information delivered or enhanced through the Internet and related technologies.
In a broader sense, the term characterizes not only a technical development, but also a state-of-mind, a way of thinking, an attitude, and a commitment for networked, global thinking, to improve health care locally, regionally, and worldwide by using information and communication technology.
Source: J Med Internet Res 2001;3(2):e20, by e Health researcher Gunter Eysenbach
Health Information Interoperability Standards
Dubai EMRAM Survey 2013
Dubai EMRAM Survey 2012
Middle East EMR Adoption ModelSM - Dubai Hospitals
Dubai EMRAM Survey 2011
HIMSS Analytics Asia - EMR Adoption Model - Dubai
Dubai Health Authority and HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) carried out a survey in 2011 across the 19 Private and 4 Public Hospitals in Dubai to determine the electronic efficiency of hospitals in the Emirate of Dubai. Dubai is the first city in the Middle-East to complete the EMRAM survey. The survey is the first step in the DHA’s long term aim to ensure all hospitals in the Emirate of Dubai eventually adopt the electronic model which will facilitate the provision of better healthcare services to the community.
The following the hospitals participated in the EMRAM Survey in Dubai
- Latifa Hospital
- Dubai Hospital
- Hatta Hospital
- Rashid Hospital
- Al Rafa Hospital For Maternity and Surgery
- American Hospital Dubai
- Belhoul European Hospital (L.L.C)
- Belhoul Speciality Hospital (L.L.C)
- Canadian Specialist Hospital
- Cedars Jebel Ali International Hospital
- Dubai London Speciality Hospital
- Emirates Hospital
- Gulf Speciality Hospital-Dubai
- International Modern Hospital
- Iranian Hospital
- Jebel Ali Hospital
- Medcare Hospital (L.L.C)
- Neuro Spinal Hospital
- New Medical Centre Hospital L.L.C, Dubai
- NMC Specialty Hospital L.L.C, Dubai
- The City Hospital
- Welcare Hospital (L.L.C)
- Zulekha Hospital (L.L.C)
o Define & maintain Dubai’s eHealth strategy &Vision.
o Define & maintain eHealth information model.
o Create & maintain eHealth policy framework
o Enable eHealth IT integration
o Provide eHealth information and data services
o Govern eHealth
o Establish standards and rules that enables interoperability
o Health data quality and assurance
Our department consist of the below two sections
o Data Management & Quality Section
o Planning & Development section
Data Quality & Management services
o Institute measures to strengthen the statistical capability in Dubai by resolving problems and issues and by setting priority on the statistical activities thereby ensuring the timely production of useful and reliable data for regional/local development planning and decision-making .
o Elevate statistical matters to the higher authority once needed it .
o Coordinate statistical programs and activities within the sector, with a view to
enhancing and sustaining the effectiveness of statistical support to internal and external stakeholders .
o Launch and eStatistics system for the private healthcare sector information in Dubai and ensure the accurate flow of the data to Dubai Health Authority
o Activate unified registries at the level of Dubai for birth and death, infectious (communicable and non communicable) diseases and establishing the link between DHA and all health care providers in Dubai such as the Ministry of Health, Dubai Health Care City and the private sector.
o Provide the higher authorities and all the health professionals with accurate timely, high quality health data.
eHealth Section services
eHealth Section will be doing a major task at the level of the Emirate of Dubai.
o Define & maintain Dubai’s e-Health strategy &Vision
o Define & maintain e Health information model
o Create & maintain e Health policy framework
o Enable e Health IT integration
o Provide e Health information and data services
o Govern e Health & manage quality
Statistical Health Publication
Health in Dubai