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Dubai creates smart inventory app for healthcare

The application seeks to manage the stock of medicines and prevent any shortages and supports the Dubai Paperless Strategy to transform the emirate into a progressive paperless city by 2021.

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The app allows users to track the supply chain for medicines using a smartphone
The app allows users to track the supply chain for medicines using a smartphone

Smart Dubai is working with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on a smart inventory application to increase efficiency and support the emirate’s paperless and digital transformation strategy.

 

Part of the Government Resource Planning Systems (GRPS), the application seeks to manage the stock of medicines in Dubai and prevent any shortages.

 

Paperless progress

 

The project is in line with Smart Dubai’s role in leading the emirate’s smart transformation and achieving the objectives of the Dubai Paperless Strategy to transform Dubai into a progressive paperless city by 2021.

 

The app allows users to process warehousing transactions and track the supply chain for medicines from anywhere using a smartphone, tablet, or any portable device. This, in turn, makes it easier for government entities in Dubai to access inventory in real time.

 

“The Smart Inventory app, which was developed in partnership with the Dubai Health Authority, presents an opportunity for health institutions in Dubai to offer best-in-class services, while optimising the management of their resources,” said Wesam Lootah, CEO of the Smart Dubai Government Establishment.

“The application also paves the way for achieving the objectives of the Dubai Paperless Strategy by cutting paper consumption in health-related transactions and fully digitising health services”

He also asserted Smart Dubai’s commitment to developing effective tools that improve quality of life for people, all the while enhancing government performance in every sector. And he added: “The application also paves the way for achieving the objectives of the Dubai Paperless Strategy by cutting paper consumption in health-related transactions and fully digitising health services.”

 

Smart Inventory’s advanced features allow health authorities to receive, inspect, and hand over medications for every purchase order, in addition to tracking these products and facilitating internal shipments. It claims the application will help cut paper consumption by 1.2 million sheets every year, reducing transaction time by 30 per cent for all supply operations involving medicines.

 

Entities will also be able to cut costs and streamline operations, which, in turn, serves to enhance and regulate workflow at government entities, reduce human errors, and avoid disorder and confusion.

 

Dr Ali Al Sayed, director of the pharmaceutical services department at DHA, said the department continuously updates medication storage and dispensing systems to ensure they reach people safely and easily.

 

He added that this latest step represents an important addition to DHA’s pharmaceutical services, which are based on the best programmes, applications and smart solutions for storing and dispensing medication through the smart pharmacies that DHA established in its hospitals three years ago.

 

He claims that with the introduction of the smart pharmacies, dispensing medication now doesn’t exceed two minutes.

 

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