The Ministry of Health and Prevention has officially launched its ‘Maharati' learning management system.
Maharati, which is based on the open source Moodle learning management system, will be used to deliver training to medical and administrative personnel from the Ministry.
The learning platform has been developed by the MOHAP Training and Development Center in Sharjah. The Center is helping ensure continuous skills improvement for the medical and administrative staff to raise the standards of quality, excellence, and services in the local health field; provide internationally accredited sources of training and knowledge; and enhance the attractiveness of the health professions in line with the Ministry's strategies.
The Training and Development Center offered a total of 277 training programs in 2017 with combined 5,142 registered trainees from various specializations and supervisory and executive groups.
The e-learning training course modules have been developed internally and designed specifically for the Ministry's staff in coordination with international academic and training partners. The training programs have been approved not only by the Ministry but the American Heart Association, the European Resuscitation Council, the Monash University, the American University of Beirut, and other relevant entities as well.
Present during the launch were H.E. Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary of Support Service; H.E. Dr. Yousif Al Serkal, Assistant Undersecretary for Hospitals Sector; H.E Dr. Amin Hussain Al Amiri, Assistant Undersecretary of Public Health Policy & Licensing Sector; H.E. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centers and Clinics; Saqr Ghanim AlHemeiri, Director of the Training & Development Center; Adnan Al Riyami, Director of Human Resources Management, and members of the project team.
H.E. Al Ketbi said that the Training and Development Center is one of the national initiatives aiming to improve the health services in the country according to the highest international standards. The Center is helping ensure continuous skills improvement for the medical and administrative staff to raise the standards of quality, excellence, and services in the local health field; provide internationally accredited sources of training and knowledge; and enhance the attractiveness of the health professions in line with the Ministry's strategies. The Ministry is working hard towards developing a robust health information system, applying international standards in managing the healthy infrastructure in the country, and developing suitable technology to manage the health system and help accelerate the smart transformation efforts for better quality care and happiness of society.
AlHemeiri said that the innovative ‘Maharati' training system represents a qualitative leap towards developing the employees' own abilities to adapt to industry changes within the framework of continuing education and training. To reach all Ministry employees, the intelligent and interactive system uses a contemporary e-learning method to empower them and ensure suitable training excellence, creativity, quality, efficiency, and effectiveness.