New Blockchain Platform Aims to Improve UAE Smart Health Services

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The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) recently launched an advanced digital platform that aims to raise the efficacy of the ministry and other health authorities’ smart health services, in line with the UAE Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2071.

Pioneering Initiative
The blockchain-based platform, launched in collaboration with the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Dubai Healthcare City, and other relevant health authorities, will be the first such digital platform to store the data for health, pharmaceutical government and private facilities, health practitioners, and drug information as well, according to a report in Emirates News Agency.

New Blockchain Platform Aims to Improve UAE Smart Health Services

A significant move for UAE’s health sector, the platform aims to streamline the search for health facilities and its licensed medical and technical personnel, and their expertise, in 3 steps using MoHAP App, according to the press statement. It will also allow access to

AI in Healthcare
The new platform will further the Ministry’s plans to implement 100 per cent AI in all health services and is in line with the UAE Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy, one of the pioneering projects of the UAE Centennial 2071. The first of its kind in the region, UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (AI) was launched in October 2017.

Moving towards Blockchain Tech
The UAE Government launched Emirates Blockchain Strategy 2021 with the objective to cash in on the technology to transform half of the government transactions on to the blockchain platform by 2021. With the implementation of the technology, the government will not only save time but also save AED 11 billion in transactions and documents processed routinely, 398 million printed documents annually, and 77 million work hours annually.

More recently, the Department of Economic Development in Dubai also moved to a  blockchain-based unified business registry platform to improve the ease of doing business in Dubai and enable license issuers to manage trade licenses and corporate registries.

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