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UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention Launches First Blockchain System

The platform uses blockchain technology to store and evaluate data of professionals from the healthcare sector.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) in the United Arab Emirates recently launched the first blockchain-based system which aims to provide coverage for healthcare workers across public and private healthcare facilities. The system aims to decrease costs and time of gathering and maintaining data with its efficient solution approach, which leverages blockchain technology to store, assess, and share data of professionals from the healthcare sector including pharmacists, technicians, and doctors.

“The blockchain technology offers a variety of benefits and advantages, including a decentralised database in which the stored data becomes unchangeable. It will also help improve data and information validation and consistency, which in turn providers a high level of transparency and trust in the healthcare services sector. With immutable data, all health providers can access reliable information and take appropriate decisions, automate workflow processes electronically, improve the experience of customers and employees, and boost operational performance,” says Mubaraka Ibrahim, Director of Information Technology at MoHAP.

This initiative plays a major role in boosting the Emirates Blockchain Strategy 2021 which intends to take advantage of blockchain technology for converting approximately 50% of government transactions into a decentralised blockchain platform by 2021.

Currently, the Ministry is planning operational plans aimed towards combining digital technologies and smart applications, which will improve the quality, safety and effectiveness of healthcare centred on big data management, predictive machine learning models and blockchain technologies.

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