In conjunction, technology and healthcare have conceived unprecedented innovations. Innovations that have both, saved and changed our lives. From the first artificial pacemaker to 3D printed organs, the potential encompassed within this conjunction is truly magnificent.
Needless to say, in testing times like these, healthcare services providers and organizations have acknowledged the significance of adopting advanced technologies within their systems. Moreover, organizations that strive diligently to innovate such technologies have ceaselessly excelled in contributing to make the world a better place. And one prominent name among such organizations is MEDAS Middle East Software Systems LLC.
Headquartered in Dubai, MEDAS Middle East Software Systems LLC is a complete healthcare software solution provider company established in 2008 and is currently a part of UNISIS Group.
“MEDAS goes beyond just being a product vendor but provides a consultative approach in implementing best practices for the associated clinics/hospitals.”
MEDAS’ mission is to utilize its rich experience and expertise in healthcare software solution for the digitalization of healthcare industry which will benefit healthcare professionals and service providers to deliver quality and swift care to patients. The company goes beyond just being a product vendor and additionally provides a consultative approach in implementing best practices for the associated clinics/hospitals.
Being a healthcare information software development company, MEDAS offers a complete end to end solution, thus making it the first choice and best preferred IT solution partner for healthcare service providers.
MEDAS provides Complete ERP solutions for Hospital, Polyclinics, Medical Centers, Daycare Surgical Centers, Pharmacies, Laboratories, and health insurance organizations of any size. Besides the clinical functionality the company also provides fully integrated back-end modules like Financial Accounting, Inventory and HR and Payroll functionality making it a complete ERP solution for a client.
The company has rich domain expertise in Healthcare IT Industry earned through nearly a decade of market presence. It has delivered over 250+ software implementations across the healthcare industry in the Middle East.
MEDAS’ domain expertise and wide experience in healthcare ensures that the customer does not have to spend too much time explaining their business. Additionally, the gaps in understanding the requirements will be minimal. This translates to a saving for the customer.
“Since we have a ready solution for this domain and have been doing similar implementation work for many hospitals, clinics, labs, pharmacies, we are higher up in the learning curve. This helps shorten the implementation time, which is a big saving of time for the senior management and will also minimize the pain of change management,” says Raju Kurian, the Chairman. “We have our own R&D, which helps us to keep improving our solutions based on customer feedback. Since the cost of this is spread across several customers, we are regularly able to offer new features at a nominal cost,” he adds.
General Features of the MEDAS System
- Best in Class Architecture
- Tuned to the international standards.
- Flexible Design
- Complete Web-based Application
- Flexible Deployment Methods (Can Deploy in On-premise/Cloud Server Architecture)
- Phased Implementation
- MIS Reporting Capabilities
- Web-enabled applications
- System built to match your work flow
- Adheres to standards of MOH (KSA, DHA, HAAD, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain & Kuwait)
- Compatible with international standards such as HL 7, ICD & CPT codes
- Easily integrates with a host of systems
- Access anytime from anywhere
- Integrated with DHA & HAAD for online claim submission
- Integration with Malafi & NABID
Operational Features of the MEDAS System
- Graphical User Interface
- User-definable codes
- User Profile Driven Function Menus
- System-wide standard user interface
- Specialty wise Case sheets & Care provider Forms
- Centralized Patient Information Exchange within Group Units
- End-to-End Claims activity within the system
- One Click Data Analytic and Dashboards
- Flexible to integrate with Third-party software/Websites/Applications
- Advanced Lab-machine & PACS system interfacing
- Parameterized Reporting
- Hard Copy Outputs
- Free-format Text Entry
- Automation of Data Capture
Modules Under MEDAS ECLINIC
- Doctor’s Appointments
- Patient Registration (OP & IP)
- Patient Billing (OP & IP)
- Doctor’s EMR
- Nurse’s Workbench
- Packages Management
- Ward/Room/Bed Management
- Admission/Transfer/Discharge Management
- Anaesthesia Workbench
- Electronic Medication Administration
- OT Scheduling/Booking & Notification
- Consent Forms & Checklists
- Medical Records Department
- Order Entry System
- Insurance & Claims Management
- MIS Reports
- Audit Trial
- User Management System
- Laboratory Information System
- Radiology Information System
- Inventory / Sub Store Management
- Pharmacy Management System
- Financial Accounting
- HR & Leave Management
- Payroll Management
- Mobile App (Android/IOS)
- Patient Portal
- Client Portal
- Tele Medicine
- Speech to Text
- More than 12+ years of health care software development and support experience
- Versatility in handling complex projects
- Deep technology domain expertise and functional knowledge
- Top notch Solution Architects who drive innovation
- A perfect blend of experienced consultants with multiple skills
The Guiding Light
An Innovator, Entrepreneur, and a Visionary Leader with 20+ years in business leadership, Mr. Raju Kurian is experienced in all aspects of business formation, operations, finance, and management.
With two decades of business expertise, he envisaged the potential in the healthcare industry and invested and took over MEDAS UAE in 2015. Within a span of 5 years, he expanded MEDAS to all parts of the GCC like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain.
Sharing his opinion on how ERP solutions have been helping hospitals run their operations efficiently and provide better patient care, Mr. Kurian says, “The Enterprise Resource Planning systems are information systems that integrate all the core functions of a business or an organization. This integration is implemented by the connectivity of all processes of the various departments in the organization.”
“The importance of ERP systems adopted by the enterprises is high, but in the case of health organizations it is more important because the information managed to them, is related to human lives. Therefore, proper care should be taken during the implementation.”
“The critical point in implementation of an ERP systems by a health organization is the selection of the appropriate ERP system that can manage the clinical, financial and inventory processes and seamlessly integrate them. ERP systems increases the productivity significantly. Since most operating costs of health care are considerably reduced, these funds can be reallocated to other areas.”
“The clinical information will be transmitted faster and reliably, and the doctors are able to view on a computer screen all the medical records and the patient related information. In addition, the purchase department will be able to know at any time the stocks of medical supplies or equipment in order to forward their orders without delays, thus the shortages will be minimized.”
Voyaging towards New Horizons
MEDAS has used the pandemic time to develop products that would help patients and clinicians with two products TeleMedicine and Speech to Text:
Telemedicine refers to the practice of caring for patients remotely when the provider and patient are not physically present with each other. Modern technology has enabled doctors to consult patients by using video conferencing. MEDAS’ technology combines a delightful experience for patients with best-in-class workflows for providers.
Speech to Text
Speech recognition technology has a significant impact on the healthcare profession. The most significant impacts and benefits are:
Saving Time and Better Productivity: Medical professionals normally spend a large portion of their day doing paperwork. That is where speech recognition technologies can have an impact. It takes time to write out notes, but it is quicker to speak them out. All they have to do is talk into a recording device and the speech recognition technology will translate the spoken words to text on the computer.
Since many clinicians struggle to find time to complete their paperwork, this can be very helpful. Instead of taking time after-hours clinicians can quickly record their voice and instantly have diagnoses, treatment records, and other important notes documented and stored in the system.
Better Quality of Care: Saving time on paperwork allows medical practitioners to spend more time treating their patients, which improves overall patient care. It takes less time to dictate than to write or type. Since clinicians do not have to manually prepare reports; they get more time for their primary duties – treating their patients.