Health insurance systems specialist IRIS Health Services was awarded with the ‘Innovation of the Year' award at Etisalat's 2018 SMB Awards.
IRIS, which serves over 350,000 customers in the UAE, was presented with the award for its mobile, app and also for its software and overall service to clients and insurers.
The company was also shortlisted in the SMB Digital Transformation and Technology Disruptor categories.
IRIS offers a cutting-edge software platform Ezyclaim, which is considered a game changer for the health insurance claims sector, reducing fraud and misuse, improving real-time capabilities for physicians, hospitals and other providers, and boosting efficiency and transparency for insurance companies and regulators.
The IRIS mobile app is focused on individuals, providing ready access to their medical history, policy benefits and network, and empowering them to better manage their own health. Non-members also receive access to most of the app's functionality, including maintaining health records, set medicine alerts and receive rewards.
IRIS is also the only health insurance service provider in the Gulf region to maintain the US CORE standard for patient confidentiality and data security in health data exchange.
Anil Nair, CEO of IRIS Health Services, said: "At Iris Health Services, we care about a healthier UAE, and we continually innovate what and how we do so that the individuals under our care, our clients, providers and partners have access to the best information.
"Our proprietary software platform, our free mobile app and other innovations help us deliver efficient, effective and considered medical care and contribute to the national and regional health ecosystem. Better health is an outcome we are invested in, and happy to invest in."
The Awards recognize individual and group performance across seven categories, including SMB of the Year, Positive Social Impact Award and Young Entrepreneur Award.