- Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) launches UAE’s blockchain technology-based platform to store healthcare data.
- Reports suggest that the MoHAP app will form an important part of incorporating Artificial Intelligence in the healthcare domain.
- The MoHA will likely tackle all future challenges concerning data security and ensure smart healthcare.
The recent reports reveal that the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) is partnered with the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Dubai Healthcare City, and other pertinent authorities to develop and launch a digital platform. It will be a blockchain technology-based platform to store the medical healthcare data as announced on 2nd February 2020.
UAE’s Blockchain-Based Health Data Storage Platform
The MoHAP is about to enter into a wider plan to incorporate Artificial Intelligence into healthcare services with this digital platform. Accordingly, the platform is trying to streamline the healthcare facilities in the UAE. In addition, this app will help all the medical professionals to enquire about any medication, manufacturer responsible to manufacture the medicines, substances used at the time of manufacturing, its official rate, agents who are approved by the authorities to sell particular medicine, and methods a user can incorporate to utilize the Medicines.
More so, MoHAP is confident that it will encourage medical tourism with the introduction of this app in the UAE since it will provide easy access to high-quality healthcare information to its users.
Dr. Amin Hussein Al Amiri, assistant undersecretary of MoHAP’s public health policy and licenses said that this transition to AI Technology is in line with the directives. Following this, they are trying to make UAE a leader in the global model to proactively solve future challenges in the healthcare domain. Ensuing, the app is focussing on smart healthcare. According to him, this transition will improve & enhance the healthcare facilities and provide smart medical solutions, in accordance with the UAE Centennial 2071, and its artificial intelligence strategy.
He concluded his say on the new app mentioning that the MoHAP is strategizing to develop systems to provide the best smart electronic customer services, to achieve customer happiness and implement the standards of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority and smart government enablers.
Dr. Lubna Al Shaali, Director of Public Health Policy Department, said,
“This blockchain-based platform would help secure an unchangeable, decentralized and encrypted database with high-security protection to verify data validity and reliability.”
While concluding, she said that this platform will improve data protection and provide information consistency to all its users. This will, in turn, provide a high level of transparency and trust in the healthcare services in the UAE.