Malaffi, (Arabic for ‘my file’) is the region’s first Health Information Exchange (HIE) platform and a key strategic initiative of the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DOH). It was launched in 2019 as a key component of the digital transformation of the healthcare system in Abu Dhabi. Malaffi seeks to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes and to ensure the health and wellbeing of all members of the community, thus contributing in positioning Abu Dhabi as a world-class destination for healthcare.
Malaffi is operated by Abu Dhabi Health Data Services - Sole Proprietorship LLC (ADHDS), established as a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DOH). ADHDS is owned by G42 Healthcare, a leading health-tech company, on a mission to develop a world-class healthcare sector in the UAE and beyond, by harnessing data and advanced medical technologies.
By providing instant access to the patient’s longitudinal medical file, Malaffi empowers healthcare professionals to make better-informed and more efficient clinical decisions, enhances coordination and avoids unnecessary duplication of tests and procedures and predicts the level of risk for an individual patient to develop certain chronic diseases or suffer an acute event. Boasting unique features such as predictive patient risk profiles, radiology image exchange and a Patients’ Health Portal, Malaffi is one of the most advanced HIE platforms in the world.
By connecting 1.7 billion unique clinical records from available patient records in Abu Dhabi, every medical interaction a person has, from a routine checkup, consultation or emergency treatment, to laboratory tests or radiology images, is now collated in their personal file, with their medical history safely and securely stored and instantly accessible when needed.
Malaffi is integrated with the National Unified Medical Record (NUMR) program Riayati and Nabidh, further supporting the delivery of an integrated health system for citizens across the UAE.