United Arab Emirates Joins SNOMED International to Help Achieve Strategic Healthcare Goals
SNOMED International and the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention are pleased to announce that the UAE has become the 41st member of SNOMED.
– Ali Al Ajmi, Director of Digital Health of the United Arab Emirates
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, October 6, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – The United Arab Emirates is the fourth country in the Middle East, after Israel, Jordan and Saudi Arabia to join SNOMED International, thus expanding the use of SNOMED CT, implementation experience and collaboration opportunities for the region. As of May 2021, UAE users can register to request a free license to use SNOMED CT by visiting the country’s National Release Center website. In addition to the many benefits the country can derive from the implementation of SNOMED CT, its use will also help the UAE achieve its goal. Strategic health objectives 2017-2021 and beyond.
In a recent IT news article in the health field, Ali Al Ajmi, UAE digital health director at the Ministry of Health and Prevention, said the use of SNOMED CT will improve functionality and coordination between health facilities and help improve performance. exchange of organizational data between health-related organizations in the country. in the public and private sectors, including insurance companies, health care providers and government organizations.
In the article, Al Ajmi added: “The detailed data stored electronically in this system would help increase the access of UAE hospitals, clinics and pharmacies to electronic health records (EHRs) and electronic medical records. (DME). “
Joining SNOMED International provides healthcare facilities and organizations nationwide with free access to SNOMED CT, the world’s most comprehensive clinical terminology and a recognized essential for the electronic exchange of healthcare data. Using SNOMED CT offers distinct advantages for a range of stakeholder groups across the country, from decision makers to researchers and knowledge producers, implementers, providers, providers and patients / citizens. It enables Members to ensure that high-quality clinical information is available to all stakeholders in their country, and supports decision-makers by enabling them to make more informed policy and management decisions.
SNOMED International CEO Don Sweete welcomed the UAE. “In line with the UAE health strategy, the addition of SNOMED CT will help strengthen the implementation of effective health information systems through global standards,” he said. Mr Sweete went on to say, “As the SNOMED CT footprint in the Middle East grows, the greater the opportunity to share region-specific lessons learned and the greater the potential for collaboration. “
Founded in 2007 by nine chartered countries, SNOMED International is a non-profit organization that owns and manages SNOMED CT, the world’s most comprehensive clinical terminology. With more than 350,000 concepts, SNOMED CT is not just a diagnostic coding system. It also covers clinical outcomes such as signs and symptoms and tens of thousands of surgical, therapeutic and diagnostic procedures. SNOMED CT also includes observables and concepts representing body structures, organisms, substances, pharmaceuticals, physical objects, physical forces, samples, etc. must be recorded in or around the medical record.
With SNOMED CT, users can record patient data more accurately and exchange patient data both within the healthcare team and with patients, both locally and across borders, to improve patient outcomes.
In addition, SNOMED CT can be used in health data and analysis platforms for clinical analysis, population analysis, management analysis, clinical research, applied research and other activities. research to improve health care.
To learn more about SNOMED International, visit snomed.org.