A huge leap towards progress has been made. In particular, the UAE has recently taken a big step towards leveraging the power of blockchain technology. The Block reported that the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) launched the new blockchain-based digital health data storage platform.
The platform will serve as a useful tool to improve the search for drug information, health facilities, licensed medical and technical practitioners and the practitioners’ expertise. It will also aid in regulating the healthcare industry. The improvements can also help encourage medical tourism. More importantly, it can help supply information that can save and improve the lives of many. Health practitioners, pharmaceutical companies, private and government facilities are the target users of the platform.
Strategic Efforts of MoHAP
It is worth noting that the MoHAP is making strategic efforts to enhance and develop its services to make them suitable for the future. As the Emirates News Agency noted, this blockchain-based data storage platform is an execution of its plan to integrate advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence to support its cause.
The launch of MoHAP’s blockchain-based digital health data storage platform is a historical step for the healthcare industry. It signals a forward-thinking initiative towards the realization of smart healthcare. It ushers us into a healthcare system where the record, validation and management of sensitive and valuable information are kept secure, valid, consistent and reliable. That step is relevant in a digital world where convenience and threats to security are eternally coexistent.
Ultimately, this significant move by the MoHAP will not only reinforce the trust of the people to the healthcare system. Rather, it will likewise improve the quality of life of the people.
The blockchain-based digital data storage platform built for healthcare was a collaborative effort between the MoHAP, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Dubai Healthcare City, and other healthcare authorities.