Nurses enhance their clinical workflow using mobile computers to manage medication administration.
Zebra Technologies Corporation , an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, has announced Aster DM Healthcare Group (Aster) is now using Zebra mobile computers for multiple applications related to patient safety and quality of care.
In its two Dubai-based hospitals, this has helped improve front-line nurses’ responsiveness to patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), catheterisation lab and inpatient wards.
Aster is an extensive private healthcare group of 19 hospitals globally, providing quality healthcare services to over 10 million patients in the Middle East, India and Philippines.
In search of a top clinical mobility solution, Aster chose Zebra based on its expertise and specialised healthcare offerings. The group already uses Zebra printers, scanners and wristband solutions for patient identification.
“Technology and automation is the future of healthcare. Closed loop medication administration ensures we provide safer, enhanced patient care,” said Dr Sherbaz Bichu, CEO, Aster Hospitals UAE. “With Zebra’s healthcare solutions, we are moving toward a paperless environment in our hospitals. By becoming an intelligent hospital, we are increasing clinical efficiencies with electronic data and effectively managing medication administration.”
“With this new clinical mobility solution, Zebra is helping us become an intelligent hospital,” said Padam Sundar Kafle, IT Manager, Aster Hospitals UAE.
“This is a groundbreaking step in supporting nurses at the bedside to enhance quality patient care and safety,” added Sarah Ilyas, Chief Nursing Officer, Aster Hospitals UAE.
Aster added mobile computers to its Zebra line-up for their ruggedness and scanning capability. Nurses now use Zebra mobile computers at the bedside for patient identification and medication administration, verification and management.
This has enhanced overall patient safety which is also consistent with Zebra’s Future of Healthcare: 2022 Hospital Vision Study results which revealed 72 % of surveyed decision-makers agree mobile devices improve patient care quality, increase time spent with patients and reduce errors.
“Zebra is delighted to build our relationship with the Aster group with this new clinical mobility deployment at its Dubai hospitals,” said Thamer Nouri, Business Development Manager, Zebra Technologies Middle East. “As a regional leader in the adoption of digital technology, Aster is expanding its performance edge by using the latest solutions to provide the best patient care.”