(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM))
ABU DHABI, 29th October, 2018 (WAM) -- A draft federal law concerning the use of information and communications technology in the health sector will come under discussions during the second session of the Federal National Council, FNC, on Tuesday.
The FNC held the first procedural meeting of its 4th ordinary session of its 16th legislative chapter at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi yesterday.
The draft law, which includes 31 articles, will also enable the Ministry of Health and Prevention to gather and analyse accurate information and ensure data safety and security.
Last April, the Parliament referred the bill to its Health and Environmental Affairs Committee to study the legislation and prepare a report on it. If passed, the law will be applied across the country including free zones.
According to the explanatory note of the draft law, the government aims to improve the performance of the country's healthcare system, in light of its advanced scientific achievements and the global developments taking place in various areas. It also stressed that the quality of healthcare is linked to the necessity of utilising information and communication technology in the health sector.
As per the explanatory note, the draft law aims to place the necessary controls, to ensure the appropriate use of information and communication technology, facilitate communication between users and those involved in the health sector, and guarantee the rights of all involved parties. It also aims to identify their duties, as well as protect the safety and security of the health information.
WAM/Tariq alfaham/Hatem Mohamed