The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is set to adopt SNOMED CT in its national health records, it has emerged. Confirmed by the country's Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), the acquisition of the comprehensive clinical content database is part of the government' s mission to "unify the process of collecting data content, and organise patients' healthcare records in the UAE by using single common terminologies within the Riayati platform."
Riayati is the UAE's National Unified Medical Record (NUMR) system, connecting 3,000+ public and private sector healthcare providers. It is a digital platform featuring updated data of patient records and providing innovative solutions in the automation and management of health information.
The use of SNOMED CT would improve functionality and coordination between health facilities. It will also contribute to enhancing the exchange of organisational data, such as the eClaims Office of the Riayati platform; the Dubai Health Authority's Nabidh platform; and [the] Malaffi platform which links healthcare providers in the public and private sectors in Abu Dhabi.