• The council comprises public and private health entities
• The council discusses latest development with regard to the National Unified Medical Records (Riayati)
• The meeting touched medical services needs and how to enhance coordination concerning the issuance of medical licenses
The UAE Health Council has recently held a meeting bringing together many public and private health entities to discuss mechanisms of enhancing, integrating and coordinating health efforts, initiatives and projects to support the country's strategic health plans and help develop an advanced health system based on innovation and creativity.
The council's assembly comes in line with the UAE's vision for the next fifty, which aims to shape the future of the country and set the pillars and components of the comprehensive development plan.
During the virtual gathering, the council stressed that realizing the comprehensive development plan requires well-thought-out planning together with mobilizing national efforts and working as one team to support the national health goals and draw a future roadmap for the UAE health sector, to enhance the competitiveness of the country and its global leadership.
The meeting, which was remotely held and chaired by HE AbdulRahman bin Mohamad Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, touched on important health topics, related to the strategic health approaches of the country.
It reviewed the latest developments with regard to the National Unified Medical Records (Riayati), which represents a digital platform that displays updated data for patient records, according to a central and integrated health care system that enhances access to health data for patients in the UAE by linking government and private health facilities and exchanging information.
The participants also addressed medical services needs and how to enhance coordination concerning the issuance of medical licenses for health practitioners.
The UAE Health Council is responsible for coordinating work between federal and local institutions and authorities providing health services across the country and in the private sector. This would ensure their integration to enhance medical services; in addition to considering common issues facing the health sector in the country and taking appropriate measures accordingly in coordination with relevant authorities.
The council is also tasked with studying draft laws, regulations and instructions related to the health sector, submitting recommendations to competent authorities and encouraging scientific studies and research.
The council is also responsible for holding medical conferences and forums and supporting Continuous Medical Education Program CME to help achieve the ultimate goals set by public health policies. This is along with coordinating with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to draw up the academic policy on study of health and medical science within the UAE and abroad. and strengthening ties of cooperation between federal and local health authorities and Arab, regional and international health organisations.