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UAE launches new app to boost nursing profession

DUBAI, December 9, 2017

UAE's Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) has launched a new SBAR app in a move aimed at fostering more innovation for the nursing profession and improving the ministry's electronic healthcare system.

This comes as part of the ministry's continuing efforts to provide world-class and fully-integrated health care services, said a statement from Mohap.

SBAR has been designed and developed to help foster and utilize innovations for the nursing profession -including the strengthening of communication ties among health care specialists and the automation of electronic processes.

The launch of the new app also demonstrates the Ministry's commitment to surpass customer expectations and to establish a smart and efficient health care system, remarked Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, the assistant undersecretary for support services, Mohap, expressed the ministry's keenness in fully utilizing the capabilities of Wareed, which aims to seamlessly link all clinical, operational and administrative data within a unified system.

Looking to further complement Wareed’s interoperability, Mohap has also launched a ‘Smart Electronic Patient Portal,’ which is a new website that has been designed in several languages to allow individuals key access to their health files and communicate directly with the healthcare providers of the Ministry.

Mubaraka Ibrahim, the director of Health Information Systems Department, Mohap, shared that the SBAR app minimizes the risk of human error usually caused by manual operations and promotes the use of electronic and paperless documentation and processing.

The new application contributes to reduce the direct intervention with the patient by 75 per cent, resulting in an additional 556,500 hours per year with patients without any additional staff and providing more than 2,000 hours of nursing services—enabling nurses to spend more time with the patients, said the statement from Mohap.

The SBAR app reduces time and the use of less resources by eliminating manual notes for process-related tasks upon the admission of patients, which has caused many errors. This will also enable emergency room nurses to dedicate more time to patient care, it added.-TradeArabia News Service

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