Free wifi at Dubai health centres
Dubai, October 7, 2013
Patients and visitors of several Dubai Health Authority entities will have free access to wifi, said a top DHA official.
Shaikha Ahmed Al Rahoomi, director of customer relations, said: “In line with the Smart Government initiative, we have chalked out a roadmap towards total IT solutions that will significantly enhance not only customer experience but also the manner in which healthcare is delivered and managed. Free access to wifi, across eight DHA entities, is the first phase and shortly all DHA healthcare centres, medical fitness centres and hospitals will have wifi.”
The service will be available at the DHA Health Regulation department located at Business Village, Dubai Diabetes Centre, Al Barsha, Nad Al Hammar, Abu Hail, Al Khawaneej, Al Mizhar and Al Qusais primary healthcare centres, said Al Rahoomi.
“The Dubai Health sector will have hospitals that have incorporated total IT solutions which means the hospital will be moving towards a paperless environment. This will enhance efficiencies and better patient care. The DHA IT roadmap includes the electronic medical records system, the health information system and smart hospitals, all of which will be implemented within a time-frame of three years,” she said.
DHA has several useful applications that can be downloaded using a smartphone, compatible will all platforms, said Al Rahoomi.
Users can view appointment details, check medical tests results and health card details, search for a facility, check their BMI and view all the DHA news and events.
At Gitex Shopper 2013, which runs till October 12, the DHA launched several more features in its existing smartphone apps, which includes the ability to view prescriptions, get prescription alerts, details about healthcare packages available for the public including women’s health, smoking packages and diabetes packages. - TradeArabia News Service