The platform captures the patients data of 52 healthcare facilities in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC), the region’s first dedicated centre protecting the physical, mental and social wellbeing of Abu Dhabi’s population by raising public and preventative healthcare awareness, announced the launch of the Disease Registry Electronic Platform in “GITEX Technology Week 2022”, in partnership with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH). By enabling healthcare facilities in the Emirate to submit vital data and clinical information on chronic diseases, the Platform will support ADPHC’s efforts in advancing Abu Dhabi’s public health ecosystem and improving patient outcomes.
The Disease Registry Electronic Platform aims to monitor the challenges of chronic diseases among patients in Abu Dhabi and facilitate the identification of risk factors leading to diseases. It will also assess the impact of current prevention and early detection programs, and benchmark against regional and international counterparts. To date, 52 healthcare facilities have been trained and granted access to the Platform.
The Electronic Platform will include 10 different registries for chronic conditions and procedures, including Diabetes, Cancer, Mental Health, Comprehensive Examinations, Obesity, Artificial Insemination Technology, Cardiovascular Diseases, Chronic Respiratory Diseases, Osteoporosis, and Chronic Kidney Failure. The first registry to launch will be for diabetes during 2022 -2023, and 52 health providers were trained so far and authorised over the platform.
Commenting on the occasion, H.E. Matar Saeed Al Nuaimi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, said: “The Disease Registry Electronic Platform is a significant step in advancing the public health ecosystem in Abu Dhabi and ensuring that patients are receiving the best possible care. By consolidating chronic disease data, we can better assess trends, support early diagnosis and tailor our programs and initiatives to the healthcare needs of the Abu Dhabi community. At ADPHC, we are committed to working with our partners and healthcare authorities across Abu Dhabi to continuously evolve and improve public health outcomes and ensure the safety and wellbeing of every member of the community.”
Dr. Hamed Ali Al Hashemi, Advisor to the Chairman of DoH, said: “Launching the Disease Registry Electronic Platform in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre aligns with the vision of the UAE’s wise leadership’s to advance and ensure the competitiveness of the healthcare sector and provide world-class healthcare services to our community. The adoption of advanced data collection and analytics will contribute to the Centre’s efforts in spreading awareness on some of the pressing healthcare challenges and the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle to achieve a healthier Abu Dhabi.”
Dr Shada Al Ghazali , Department Manager, Public Health Systems at Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, said: “Disease registry platforms play a significant role in improving health outcomes by providing healthcare experts with the tools and data to compare, identify and adopt best practices. By consolidating the process of identifying risk factors leading to diseases, healthcare providers will be better able to identify trends and create personalized treatment and prevention plans for patients across the Emirate. This system will also allow us to assess the impact of current prevention and early detection programs and will in turn support our efforts to improve patient care, public health, assessment, and research capabilities.”
The Platform provides an automated tool through which clinical data related to a specific health condition can be collected from healthcare facilities in Abu Dhabi. The data will support decision makers in providing
a single resource that serves as data collection and data quality verification tool as well as, reporting, dashboards and advanced analytics system for different users.