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We are excited to share the latest edition of the Law Update, beautifully and appropriately titled “Sustainable Horizons: The Saudi Arabian Vision.” Giving special honor to the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, this update focuses on a collection of both informative and inspiring articles.
For those in construction, you can learn about how the tendering environment impacts risk-pricing for contractors, the updates on the legal framework of the construction industry and how contractors can protect themselves against financial difficulties.
There is good news too from the kingdom’s banking sector, from which the practice of “Open Banking” is being pushed for! But what is open banking? We’re answering that too.
Also . . . Are there any women trail blazers in Saudi Arabia you can name? We’ll help you with that. We cover how the Middle East has been making strides in empowering women in the entrepreneurial space,most notably in STEM fields.Read the full edition
All healthcare facilities licensed by the Abu Dhabi Department of Health (“DOH”) are required to participate in the Abu Dhabi Health Information Exchange (“HIE”), Malaffi. All healthcare facilities are required to integrate with the Malaffi platform this year, in accordance with the Malaffi launch schedule. Additionally, the DOH intends to make on-boarding to the Malaffi platform a pre-requisite for applying for new or renewing healthcare facility licences in Abu Dhabi, effective 1 April 2021.
In the event that any facilities have still not completed all of the Malaffi assessments, such as the participation agreement, facility declaration, questionnaires, or security assessments, DOH has requested that these be completed immediately.
In order to integrate with the HIE, facilities are required to implement an electronic medical record system (“EMR”) that is interoperable with Malaffi, prior to integrating with the platform. Such EMR’s are required to be implemented prior to the end of the year, and must be in compliance with DOH standards. Further, participation in Malaffi must comply with the DOH Policy on Abu Dhabi Health Information Exchange (“ADHIE”).
Malaffi (Arabic for ‘my file’) has been developed with the intention of being a “centralized database of real-time public health information, making syndromic surveillance and management of chronic diseases possible by identifying potential spread of disease, helping prevent epidemics and enabling the government to create medical response action plans to ensure public health and safety”. Malaffi currently reports that it has executed agreements with 2,057 healthcare facilities and connected with 622 healthcare facilities, thus far.
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