Dubai, UAE: Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Pharmaceutical Services Department has announced the launch of its DHA Drug Formulary mobile application for 2017.
The application includes all the information related to medicines available at DHA’s medical facilities, with the aim of providing doctors and pharmacists with a medication guide to check availability of medicines, prescription details, medication safety, etc.
Dr Ali Al Sayed, director of the department, said the new application provides information about each medication’s scientific name, medical use, required dosage for children and adults, as well as each medication’s electronic code, availability and its prescribing restrictions.
He said the app will allow them to take better medical decisions according to each case, ensuring the patients’ safety.
Al Sayed said the application is based on the DHA Formulary for 2017, a medication book manual launched in August.
He said the app version of the formulary allows DHA staff to better access the information on their phone wherever they are. He added that the application can also be accessed on the desktop and has a search button that allows finding the information they are looking for. Al Sayed said the new app, that is available on Play Store and Apple store, will be regularly updated to include the latest DHA-approved list of medications.
He said DHA doctors and nurses can contact the pharmaceutical department to register them in the app and provide them with the password to access the information.
He described the app as a great accomplishment that better guides doctors to prescribe the correct medication for their patients, ensuring that they get the best care based on the best international standards.
© Gulf NewsDec 2016