DHA continues discussion with stakeholders including private sector on key health funding issues.

Dubai, 22nd February, 2015 (WAM): Dubai Health Authority ‘s health funding department is continuing its ongoing discussion with specific stakeholders on a range of subjects that will help in the overall development of the health sector.

The department has recently formed two new groups the first one will discuss standardizing treatment based on clinical guidelines and best international practices and tracking adherence to these guidelines through smart regulation tools such as e-Claims. The second group will discuss financial and data standards and will specifically discuss the development of the Dubai price regulation model for the next few years.

Essa Al Maidoor, director-general of the Dubai Health Authority , said: “This is highly beneficial for the future development of the price regulation model in Dubai.” Al Maidoor, added: “Such discussion groups provide an opportunity for members to voice their concerns provide feedback and suggestions so that we can ensure effective implementation of health funding schemes. The DHA has always considered the private sector to be its partner in the race for excellence and we have already held several meetings with them in the past to discuss important matters.” Dr Haider Al Yousuf, director of health funding at the DHA, said: “The groups consist of stakeholders including insurance companies, third party administrators (TPAs), health service providers, health insurance brokers, federal and local government health regulators, healthcare intermediaries etc. We are very thankful to our stakeholders for their ongoing participation and support.”