News & Events
July 05, 2019
Robots help dispense 1.7m medicines since 2014 in UAE
Robots have helped dispense over 1.7 million prescription medicines in the Capital since 2014, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has revealed. Over 523,000 patients have benefitted from the smart pharmacy service's accuracy. Dr Maha Al Ghufli, corporate pharmacy manager at the Seha, said: "The smart pharmacy service has succeeded in improving the accuracy of prescriptions, eliminating over-prescription and reducing waiting times." Over 523,000 patients have benefitted from the smart pharmacy service's accuracy.
April 09, 2019
InTouch Health Unveils the First Fully Integrated Virtual Care Platform
Intouch Health, ranked 2019 Best in KLAS for Virtual Care Platforms, announces the release of the industry’s first fully integrated, end-to-end virtual care platform. Solo by InTouch delivers enterprise solutions to provide scalable, patient-centric telehealth for any use case in any setting – with packages enabling compelling price points for every situation. Solo™ by InTouch delivers enterprise telehealth for every use case and clinical setting on a single interface
March 20, 2019
Virtus introduces NanoClinic to bring world-class care via telehealth… anywhere… anytime.
The Management of UAE based Virtus Trading LLC today announced a unique concept called NanoClinic with the goal of leveraging telehealth technology to connect patients with healthcare providers and expand access to care. NanoClinics shall give patients convenient access to their clinicians at alternative care sites within communities — or in regions where there is not enough demand for full-sized clinics.
March 16, 2019
The 1st GCC Telehealth Innovation Forum sets the platform to revolutionize care delivery through Virtual Care
Virtus is proud to be associated as a Platinum sponsor and exhibitor at the 1st GCC Telehealth Innovation Forum - an annual and much-anticipated event on the scientific/educational conference calendar. The forum, which was held on Saturday, March 16th at the Four Seasons Hotel in Kuwait, attracted record registrations and is all set to become one of the outstanding conferences in the Middle East region that are focused on Telehealth / Virtual Care. The conference provided a wonderful balance of local and international experts, and allowed interaction between and during sessions.
April 30, 2018
SEHA to transform medication handling through Robotic Pharmacies
Virtus announced that Abu Dhabi Health Services Co. (SEHA) has awarded them the contract for Seven Robotic pharmacies (Rowa Vmax by BD) aimed at addressing the special challenges of medication management at SEHA hospitals. Once implemented, it would be one of the largest deployments by a Health organisation in the region. The Robotic pharmacies will be deployed at five locations namely Tawam Hospital (Tandem system), Sheikh Khalifa Medical Center (Two Rowa Systems), Al Rahba Hospital (Rowa Vmax), Baniyas Clinic (Rowa Vmax) and Oud Al Touba Clinic (Rowa Vmax). It will serve the purpose of Automated medication storage and dispensing system for Out Patient Pharmacy and shall be interfaced with the Hospital information System - Cerner/Mallafi and Oracle. The system is designed with maximum automation in mind combined with optimum flexibility and includes a fully automatic input system that is customized to SEHA' specific requirement. ROWA shall have a box storage capacity ranging from 25,000 to 60,000 boxes. In 2014, SEHA had already deployed the first Robotic Pharmacy in UAE at the Mohamed bin Zayed clinic. For more details contact Khalid Walid (Deputy General Manager) or call 056 991 1839
April 16, 2018
Virtus' Health Informatics solutions adds value to MOHAP Annual meeting
Virtus' Health informatics solutions for High and low acuity were the key solutions that were presented at the Annual meeting hosted by the Hospital sector of the Ministry of Health and Prevention. The key purpose of the meeting was to assess performance levels, to devise future roadmaps and proactive solutions to improve the quality of services, and to enhance the happiness of patients and clients.
February 21, 2018
Robodoc showcased by DHA during UAE innovation month
As part of the Dubai Health Authority’s participation in the UAE Innovation Month 2018, the authority showcased some of the latest innovations and achievements in healthcare at the DHA’s Innovation Hub from 22nd to 28th February at City Walk, Dubai. One of these innovation is the Dubai Robodoc (InTouch Vita) which is used for the Smart Headache clinic. The Smart Headache Clinic is an extension to the two multidisciplinary headache clinics in Nad Al Hamar Health Centre and Al Barsha Health Centre, launched by the DHA last year, to follow-up with existing patients through telemedicine using RoboDoc.
September 26, 2017
Dubai Health Authority announces the launch of the telemedicine service at the PHC's headache clinic using RoboDoc
Dubai Health Authority announced the launch of the telemedicine service at the PHC's headache clinic using RoboDoc. Patients at Al Barsha Health Centre can now receive consultation through the RoboDoc from Rashid Hospital's neurology doctors. During the consult, the patient talks to the specialist directly in the presence of Family medicine doctors to provide a well-rounded treatment plan.
August 08, 2017
Dubai links Life-Support Devices to Central Database - Gulf News
Virtus implements Wave 1 and Wave 2 of Medical Device Integration for DHA’s Salama project using Capsule Tech Technology. Hundreds of life-support devices and critical care equipment such as ventilators, dialysis and anesthesia machines, cardiac and fetal monitors and incubators in all Dubai government hospitals are being linked to a central database of patients. This integration will ensure that all patient medical records will be unified and be accessible electronically through a unified patient portal eventually making medical records at the DHA a completely paperless project.
July 23, 2017
UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention deploys Smart Pharmacy at Fujairah Hospital
"الصيدلية الذكية" آخر الصيحات الطبية المبتكرة في قطاع الرعاية الصحية للمرضى
"Smart Pharmacy" is the latest medical innovation in the healthcare sector for patients
January 15, 2017
Video presentation of Robotic pharmacy at Fujairah Hospital - By Lighthouse Productions
View a great video by Lighthouse Productions who was commissioned by the Ministry of Health & Prevention, UAE to produce an exclusive video presentation of the UAE's first robotic pharmacy at Fujairah Hospital. First of it’s kind in the UAE, the e-pharmacy services will dispense prescriptions in record time and saves time for the patient and provides more efficient overall pharmacy services. LHP was involved from the concept stage and designed the complete production video which helps showcase the future of UAE' s pharmacies. Here is the final cut! To view their extensive portfolio of services, visit LHP website (www.lhpme.com)
May 01, 2017
«صحة» تطلق المرحلة التجريبية من «العلاج عن بعد»
Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) has launched a pilot phase of telemedicine, in line with its vision to lead the way in providing integrated health care with the highest standards of international quality and safety
June 25, 2013
Robot dispenses medicines at Universal hospital
Accredited by Joint Commission International, the gold standard in global quality healthcare, and the winner of prestigious Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award 2016 (SKEA), Universal Hospitals offers multispecialty tertiary care with medical expertise and technological capabilities at its core. View the article on how Universal Hospitalised revolutionised Medication dispensing at their pharmacies using ROWA Smart Systems.
January 17, 2016
Doctor-less Emergency Rooms become reality - Khaleej Times
Health specialists in Dubai will soon be able to attend to patients remotely as Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launches the pilot phase of its first telehealth project. The RoboDoc, that was first introduced in September last year at Hatta Hospital, promises to cut down on waiting times while allowing doctors to operate even when away from emergency rooms and will be introduced in the second phase. The doctor-on-wheels has already saved a few lives that could have been at risk if precious time was spent on transporting the patients from remote areas to Dubai for treatment.