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Our monthly newsletter focuses on keeping the Abu Dhabi healthcare community up-to-date with the latest news and updates about Malaffi, industry insights, success stories, and testimonials from the Malaffi users.

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Vol.3, N.10 | October 2022

Malaffi is proud to announce the launch of an image exchange solution that provides authorised clinicians with secure and seamless access to radiology images, in addition to the radiology reports that are already available.

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Vol.3, N.8 | August 2022

As part of the latest enhancements of the Malaffi Provider Portal, we are excited to announce that the Appointments functionality is now available to view patient’s past and future appointments. This will further improve care coordination while reducing duplication of referrals and visits.

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Vol.3, N.7 | July 2022

Following the successful implementation of Malaffi as a strategic initiative of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, we will soon launch a Health Portal, which will allow patients to have secure access to their centralised medical records.

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Vol.3, N.6 | June 2022

We are delighted to announce that a Patient Risk Profile is now embedded in the Malaffi Provider Portal and is available to all Malaffi primary users. This new functionality predicts the level of risk for an individual patient to develop certain chronic diseases or suffer an acute event and supports better-informed clinical decision-making to enable the provision of better-quality healthcare and patient outcomes.

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Vol.3, N.5 | May 2022

We would like to announce the appointment of Robert Denson as the Acting CEO of Abu Dhabi Health Data Services (“Malaffi”). Robert will succeed Atif Al Braiki who was a critical driving force behind the establishment of Malaffi; the pioneer Health Information Exchange (HIE) in the MENA region, now serving as a benchmark for other regional HIE efforts.

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Vol.3, N.4 | April 2022

This month, one of our most significant news is that clinical documents from SEHA are now available in Malaffi, including discharge summaries and procedure notes. Malaffi currently houses close to 1 million clinical documents from 55% of the organisations that store this type of information in their EMRs.

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Vol.3, N.3 | March 2022

It is not news anymore that Malaffi has connected almost the entire sector in Abu Dhabi in three years. It has been an incredible achievement, one that we couldn’t have accomplished without the support of the entire healthcare community.

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Vol.3, N.2 | February 2022

In the wake of HIMSS22, I am honoured to have been selected as one of the six recipients of the 2022 HIMSS Changemaker in Health Award.

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Vol.3, N.1 | January 2022

This January marked three years since we launched Malaffi as the region’s first Health Information Exchange (HIE). In this short span of time, we have achieved remarkable success – the platform has connected almost the entire healthcare sector with the goal of improving healthcare quality and patient outcomes.

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Vol.2, N.12 | December 2021

2021 has been a year of recovery and resilience. While we continued to face the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the immunisation programmes helped the world to return to normalcy and lead the road to recovery.

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Vol.2, N.11 | November 2021

Globally, 14th November is celebrated as World Diabetes Day and this year is very significant as it marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin with the theme – Access to Diabetes Care: If Not Now, When?

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Vol.2, N.10 | October 2021

Breast cancer, as one of the most prevalent types of cancer according to the World Health Organisation, is also noted as the most common cancer in the UAE, with over 1,030 new cases diagnosed in 2020. The pandemic has negatively affected cancer screening in general.

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Vol.2, N.9 | September 2021

Malaffi’s CEO, Atif Al Braiki, takes the opportunity to announce the significant milestone of having 100% of AbuDhabi-based hospitals being successfully connected to Malaffi.

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Vol.2, N.8 | August 2021

Hana AbuSharib, Senior Nursing Informatics Officer at SEHA, takes the opportunity to celebrate Emirati Women and the role they have played in the healthcare sector.

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Vol.2, N.7 | July 2021

July 10th marked Chronic Disease Day and serves as a time to reflect on conditions that affect so many. One in three adults worldwide has multiple chronic conditions sometimes up to five or six diseases at the same time.

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Vol.2, N.6 | June 2021

This month, we welcome again Abdulla Bader Al Sayari, Chief Information Security Officer at the Department of Health-Abu Dhabi. Leading the development and implementation of healthcare standards across the sector, he reflects on the significance of the international accreditations in patient data security recently awarded to Malaffi.

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Vol.2, N.5 | May 2021

Aysha Ali Al Mahri, Group Chief Nursing Officer of SEHA and President of the Emirates Nursing Association, takes a moment to reflect on the integral role nurses play within our healthcare sector.

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Vol.2, N.4 | April 2021

Dr Farida Al Hosani, Department Manager Communicable Diseases in Abu Dhabi Public Health Center shares her thoughts on how Malaffi supports the vital work that the Center, and the wider Abu Dhabi healthcare system, is doing to improve the health of our society.

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Vol.2, N.3 | March 2021

Malaffi CEO, Atif Al Braiki, reflects on the first quarter of 2021 and how the year has got off to a positive start within the Abu Dhabi healthcare sector.

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Vol.2, N.2 | February 2021

February marks UAE Innovation Month, a time during which our government, private sector, and individuals from across the Emirates come together to recognize and celebrate the achievements we have made in strengthening our country’s position as a true global hub for innovation.

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Vol.2, N.1 | January 2021

This month, we welcome Abdulla Bader Al Sayari, Chief Information Security Officer at the Department of Health-Abu Dhabi. Leading the development and implementation of healthcare standards across the sector, he reflects on the importance of the DOH Standard on Patient Healthcare Data Privacy.

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Vol.1, N.8 | December 2020

2020 is a year that many will be glad to put behind them in about ten days’ time! It will be remembered as a year of unprecedented challenges when across the globe, healthcare systems were put to the ultimate test as we battled a novel virus.

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Vol.1, N.7 | November 2020

This month, we welcome Dr Emad George, Medical Director and Consultant Endocrinologist and Diabetologist at Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC). With over 30 years of medical experience, and a passionate advocate for patients with Diabetes, Dr. Emad reflects on the importance of the care continuum for patients with Diabetes within the Emirate.

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Vol.1, N.6 | October 2020

This month, we welcome Dr Asma Al Mannaei, Director of the Healthcare Quality Division at the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DOH). Leading the implementation of quality measures within the DOH, Dr Asma reflects on the impact that Malaffi has for healthcare providers within the Emirate.

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Vol.1, N.5 | September 2020

This month, we welcome Dr Samer Ellaham, Senior Consultant at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Heart and Vascular Institute and Regional Chair of the Middle East Patient Safety Movement Foundation. As one of the most prominent leaders in the field of safety and quality in the UAE, we ask Dr Ellaham to share his thoughts on the importance of putting patient safety on the agenda and how technology can support this endeavor

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Vol.1, N.4 | August 2020

This edition of the newsletter marks the one-year anniversary of the first Malaffi go-live and comes at an auspicious time for the UAE. During the past month, the UAE has launched the Hope Probe that is now well on its journey to the Red Planet and has become a symbol of what can be achieved through ingenuity, dedication and hard work. What began as a seemingly impossible idea, has now been made possible by harnessing the innovation and enthusiasm for advancement that is inherent in the spirit of the UAE and its people.

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Vol.1, N.3 | July 2020

Abu Dhabi’s unprecedented shift towards technology and AI in the healthcare sector saw the launch of the Malaffi, the first-of-its-kind Health Information Exchange Platform in the Middle East, with the ultimate goal of transforming the way healthcare is delivered, increasing positive outcomes and enhancing the patients’ healthcare journey

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Vol.1, N.2 | June 2020

Under the direction of the Department of Health–Abu Dhabi (DOH), we are proud of our role in supporting a data-driven public health response to the pandemic through the urgent release of solutions to strengthen the COVID-19 response, which are providing extended access to Malaffi to first-line providers that are not yet connected to Malaffi and creating a centralised database of all COVID-19 testing results accessible to the DOH.

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Vol.1, N.1 | March 2020

On behalf of the team at Malaffi, our CEO Atif Al Braiki was delighted to introduce the first edition of our newsletter – Malaffi Connect. In an age where impactful information can truly make a difference, we recognise that to achieve our goal of connecting healthcare in Abu Dhabi we must keep you, our partners, informed about the developments taking place across the platform as well as the latest industry insights and updates

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