Ministry of Health and Prevention announces launch of VitalsLink service

  • Thursday 12, October 2017 in 9:57 AM
Sharjah 24 – WAM: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has announced the launch of its new service, 'VitalsLink,' part of the Wareed healthcare technology system that aims to provide a seamless link to electronic health records for all UAE health facilities.

The launch was made during the Ministry's participation at the at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week, the annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which is taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, DWTC, this week.

Speaking at the launch, Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Assistant Under-Secretary for Support Services at MoHAP, said that the initiative complements the ministry's continuing efforts to provide the highest standards of health care to the UAE while also playing a key role in the move to achieve smart transformation. The new service is expected to provide a more convenient and smoother experience for reviewers and customers, highly exceeding expectations, and beneficial for patients who are dependent on the resources provided by the government to address health challenges.

He explained that the ministry's new strategy aims to achieve the goals of the UAE Vision 2021 and the national agenda by enhancing the health of the community through the provision of comprehensive and innovative health services with fairness and in compliance with international standards, developing health information systems and implementing global standards in infrastructure management across health facilities. He said that the ministry’s presence at GITEX represents an important opportunity to showcase its latest smart services and throw the spotlight on access to the latest global technologies in the field of health information systems. 

Mubaraka Ibrahim Director, Health Information Systems Department, MoHAP, explained that the new system monitors critical signs of patients, including blood pressure, temperature, respiratory information and records them automatically in the Wareed system, which will then enable doctors to make decisions about the quality of treatment according to the data and patterns they have collected. Vital signs readings are recorded in the system simultaneously without any human intervention, thus reducing the percentage of possible errors.

Other features of the new system include the reduction of time needed to document vital data and allow doctors more time with their patients, improvement of clinical workflow, improvement of documentation accuracy by avoiding typographical errors and enhanced access to biomarkers simultaneously. It is a system that works compatibly with any health information platform. The immediate data provided by the system provides an appropriate opportunity for diagnosis and treatment during a hospital stay, which in turn improves the overall health outcomes of patients by obtaining vital biological data as soon as possible, thereby reducing the incidence of death in critically ill patients.