The Ministry of Health and Prevention's (MOHAP) has launched a new app which will help reduce the amount of time nursing staff spend taking notes for patient admission.
The app, SBAR, will eliminate manual notes for process-related tasks upon the admission of patients, which is intended to reduce human in the process, as well as save time and resources.
MOHAP estimates that the new app will reduce the direct intervention for admission procedure record taking with the patient by 75%, freeing up nurse's time to spend with patient care.
Automated records should also improve communications with health care specialists.
Mubaraka Ibrahim, Director of Health Information Systems Department, MOHAP, said 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.
HE Awadh Seghayer Al Ketbi, Assistant Undersecretary for Support Services, MOHAP, said that the Ministry is keen to utilise the full capabilities of the Wareed electronic healthcare information system, which aims to seamlessly link all clinical, operational and administrative data within a unified system.
MOHAP has also launched a ‘Smart Electronic Patient Portal,' to complement Wareed, 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.