One of the largest laboratory operators in the GCC has struck a deal for the world’s first and only laboratory business administration solution, in an offer to speed up the testing of the novel coronavirus in the area.
The UAE-based Pure Health – which controls a network of 115 laboratories in the nation – has signed an agreement with global healthcare info systems and technology provider, InterSystems, to deploy its InterSystems TrakCare Lab Enterprise (TCLE). An automatic platform, TCLE works by reading and accumulating patient information, with minimal manual input, thereby accelerating the screening process.
Per InterSystems, it has been designed to help labs remodel from reactive testing and results service, typically supported by a standard data and analytical management solution, to a data-driven organization capable of meeting increased expectations for modern pathology providers.
Pure Health currently has two labs in the UAE devoted to COVID-19 testing, one in the capital Abu Dhabi and the other in Sharjah, with a third set to launch later on this week in Dubai. In accordance with the corporate, this will lead to it having the “largest COVID-19 testing capability in the Middle East” with the capability to carry out 25,000 tests daily.
The UAE, at present, ranks third in the world when it comes to screening per capita, with a total of 648,195 coronavirus tests carried out to date in a population of 9.6 million people.