UAE health ministry launches new blockchain-based data storage platform

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The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), in partnership with the Ministry of Presidential Affairs and Dubai Healthcare City among others, has launched the country’s first advanced digital platform for data storage aimed at pharmaceutical companies, health practitioners, government, and private facilities.

This digital platform, which is fundamentally powered by blockchain, has been introduced to increase the efficiency of MoHAP and other health authorities’ smart health services. The launch is part of the UAE Artificial Intelligence Strategy, which plans to integrate AI into health services. The new platform would help organise the search for health facilities, its licensed medical and technical personnel, and their expertise via the MoHAP application.

Furthermore, the project would also enhance the effectiveness of health inspectors and encourage medical tourism by providing access to integrated information on healthcare in the country.

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