About Malaffi

Malaffi is the region’s first Health Information Exchange platform, that will safely and securely connect all public and private healthcare providers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Malaffi enables the meaningful, real-time exchange of important patient health information between the healthcare providers, creating a centralised database of unified patient records, that will improve healthcare quality and patient outcomes.

Malaffi (Arabic for ‘my file’), is operated by Abu Dhabi Health Data Services – Sole Proprietorship LLC (ADHDS), established as Public Private Partnership (PPP) between the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DOH) and Injazat, a regional leader in digital transformation, cloud, and cyber security. As part of the DOH’s strategic priorities, Malaffi is a key component of the digital transformation of the healthcare system in Abu Dhabi.

With universal, Emirate-wide participation of facilities and patients, every medical interaction a patient has, from a routine checkup, consultation or emergency treatment, to laboratory tests or radiology reports, will now be collated in their personal file, with their medical history safely and securely stored and instantly accessible when needed.

By providing instant access to the patient’s longitudinal medical file, Malaffi will facilitate the making of better-informed and more efficient clinical decisions, enhance coordination and transition of care, reduce unnecessary duplication of tests and procedures, reduce the risk of medical error, and improve patient safety and experience.

As a centralised database of robust population health information, Malaffi will inform and drive the DOH’s public health initiatives for a healthier Abu Dhabi.In the future, using AI technology and machine learning, Malaffi will increasingly be used to reduce disease progression, promote improved health outcomes and, ultimately, prolong life.

How does Malaffi work?

Malaffi provides the following:

Clinical Data Exchange A secure and reliable channel that brings together patient data, including:

  • Patient demographic data
  • Encounters
  • Allergies
  • Laboratory and radiology results
  • Medications
  • Problems and diagnosis
  • Procedures

Provider Portal The platform provides authorised users with access to the patient’s medical history.

To see a video demonstration of the Malaffi Provider Portal, please click here.

Patient Portal In the near future, a patient portal will provide residents of Abu Dhabi with access to their medical history online.

Population Health Management Malaffi will provide invaluable population health information to the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, to monitor the quality of care in the Emirate, help launch health awareness and prevention programs and identify public health risks, for a healthier Abu Dhabi.

Secure Data Protection Patient privacy and the security of digital health information are top priorities for the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi and Malaffi. Malaffi and all participating healthcare facilities and professionals must comply with Emirate and federal health privacy laws that protect patient health information. These include different measures such as ensuring that only authorised users can access your data and that your data is encrypted and exchanged over a secure network.