As recently reported by Arabian Business, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that Salama, its electronic medical record system, will officially be launched this year in three phases and aims to give patients access to their medical record through a patient portal, ensuring that the electronic patient medical record is available across the DHA health facilities.
So far 1.4 million DHA patient medical records and 112 million transactions have been transferred to the Salama system and 11,000 DHA staff will be trained on how to use the system in 2017, it added.
Humaid Al Qatami, chairman and director general of the DHA said that Salama will not only benefit patients by providing them with online access to their medical records but it will help improve patient outcomes by ensuring that the electronic patient file follows the patient across the DHA network of health facilities.
Grace Century CEO Scott Wolf commented, “Once again, Dubai is on the cutting edge of healthcare. Our project electronic medical records project, Quantum, also sees the patient portal as crucial.”