Soon patients in waiting rooms and admitted to hospitals in Dubai will be prescribed with tablets of another kind. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that in few weeks, more than 3,000 Android tablets will be deployed across the Authority’s network of primary health centres (PHCs), hospitals and speciality centres.
The Android tablets will be distributed in the first phase in all 14 DHA primary healthcare centres, specialty centres and hospitals, which include 784 beds in Rashid Hospital, 712 in Dubai Hospital, 448 in Latifa Hospital and 119 beds in Hatta Hospital.
The tablets with built-in connectivity will provide access to DHA’s services, promote health education, allow access to e-government services, and serve as a platform for surveys and feedback. For those looking to while away time there will be recreation options including social media and games.
In vision, the tablet initiative will change the current health-care model to a paperless and dynamic delivery system and turn the focus on customer satisfaction.
The tablet initiative is part of the Authority’s Information Technology (IT) roadmap which comprises three inter-related categories – electronic medical records (EHR), health information system and smart hospitals.