From telemedicine to self-check-in portals at hospitals, a range of smart applications that will make life more connected for patients in the
Plans are also to promote the "Dubai Model for Smart Health Management" and launch it from
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A ministry official said that the soon to be launched innovative e-application that provides telemedicine to patients in remote areas will improve medical services across the region, reduce patient visits to hospitals and costs as well.
The advanced system will be used for remote medical consultations, diagnostics and e-Care. "The new methods are part of the federal government's strategy to make e-Services available for all citizens at any location," said
"Patients can call-in through their smart phones, tablets or PCs and they will then be connected to an agent at a central medical call center. The call will then be followed up a medical consultant," said
He added, "Telemedicine also helps make life simpler and safer for chronically ill patients in their own homes."
The DHA, on the other hand, has plans to make the hospital environment paperless in a span of two years.
The authority on Monday launched the "Smart Healthcare Initiative" with Samsung and in collaboration with
However, soon to be rolled out is the Dh250 million Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system that will enable patients to access their medical records from anywhere in the world. "Even a doctor who is based abroad can access the medical files of a patient if a second opinion is being sought," said
"Further info can be added to the report but no addition or deletion can be done thereby reducing the percentage of medical errors," he added.
Doctors can also to send instructions to other sections at the hospital including laboratories and pharmacies as the system connects all of the hospital departments and sections.
"While doing all of this there is no need for paper work, records or pens or even waiting time. This saves 50 per cent of the time required for running the procedures and provides resources and accurate data,"he added.
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