Malaffi is the region’s first Health Information Exchange platform, that safely and securely connects public and private healthcare providers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Malaffi enables the meaningful, real-time exchange of important patient health information between healthcare providers, creating a centralised database of unified patient records, improving healthcare quality and patient outcomes.
Malaffi (Arabic for ‘my file’) is operated by Abu Dhabi Health Data Services - Sole Proprietorship LLC (ADHDS), established as a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DOH). As part of the DOH’s strategic priorities, Malaffi is a key component of the digital transformation of the healthcare system in Abu Dhabi.
ADHDS is owned by G42 Healthcare, a leading health-tech company, on a mission to develop a world-class healthcare sector in the UAE and beyond, by harnessing data and advanced medical technologies.
With universal, Emirate-wide participation of facilities and patients, every medical interaction a person has, from a routine checkup, consultation or emergency treatment, to laboratory tests or radiology images, is now 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 facilitates the making of better-informed and more efficient clinical decisions, enhances coordination and transition of care, reduces unnecessary duplication of tests and procedures, reduces the risk of medical error, and improves patient safety and experience.
Malaffi connected almost the entire healthcare sector in three years and is noted as one of the fastest-implemented HIEs globally. Boasting unique HIE features such as predictive patient risk profiles, radiology image exchange and a patients’ Health Portal, Malaffi is one of the most advanced HIE platforms in the world.
As a centralised database of robust population health information, Malaffi informs and drives 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.
Malaffi is integrated with the National Unified Medical Record (NUMR) program Riayati and Nabidh, further supporting the delivery of an integrated health system for citizens across the UAE.
What does Malaffi provide?
The core components of the HIE platform include:
Clinical Data Sharing A secure platform that collates patient data from the connected healthcare facilities in Abu Dhabi, including:
- Patient demographic data
- Laboratory results
- Radiology reports
- Radiology images (new!)
- Problems and diagnosis
- Clinical documents
- Vital Signs
- Immunisations records
Provider Portal The portal allows authorised users access to the patient’s unified medical records in Malaffi, seamlessly embedded in the provider's EMR systems.
Population Health Management Malaffi provides 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.
Health Portal The Malaffi Health Portal provides community members in Abu Dhabi with secure access to their medical records in Malaffi. Read more here
Data Security and Privacy
The privacy and 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. Read more here