DUBAI, 29 June – The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched ‘EJADAH’ programme, a first-of-its-kind value-based healthcare model for the emirate.
The new healthcare model will pay for performance and outcomes that matter to patients, and will assist healthcare service providers to frame evidence-based guidelines for all physicians to follow with regard to treatment protocols for all ailments.
DHA is the regulator for the health insurance sector in the emirate.
Insurance providers will have a strong foundation to refer to evidence-based data and all stakeholders are to work together to enhance healthcare and reduce unnecessary medical expenditure.
Director-General of DHA, Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, said the value-based model will further improve health services and enhance preventive care which will lead to better population health and reduced healthcare expenditure in the emirate.
“DHA is implementing policies and regulations to further accelerate development of the health sector, keeping patient centricity as priority and ensuring all stakeholders work in collaboration with a common vision to advance the health sector in Dubai and to establish the emirate as a medical tourism hub,” Al Ketbi said.
Saleh Al Hashimi, CEO of Dubai Health Insurance Corporation, said the new initiative would help improve government oversight of the health sector by overseeing clinical outcomes, economic and human-centric outcomes.
“The model is driven by quality outcomes and focuses on preventive care and reducing healthcare expenditure, thus leading to healthcare sustainability,” he said.
He said payers and providers would undergo training to understand the framework and KPI’s which will lead to faster claim approvals, minimise waste of healthcare expenditure and focus on preventive care. — Arabian Business