Aster DM Healthcare Group Enhances Patient Care and Safety

Nurses enhance their clinical workflow using mobile computers to manage medication administration

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Jan. 14, 2019 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, has announced Aster DM Healthcare Group (Aster) is now using Zebra® mobile computers for multiple applications related to patient safety and quality of care. In its two Dubai-based hospitals, this has helped improve front-line nurses’ responsiveness to patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), catheterization lab and inpatient wards.

Aster is an extensive private healthcare group of 19 hospitals globally, providing quality healthcare services to over 10 million patients in the Middle East, India, and the Philippines. In search of a top clinical mobility solution, Aster chose Zebra based on its expertise and specialized healthcare offerings. The group already uses Zebra printers, scanners and wristband solutions for patient identification.

“Technology and automation is the future of healthcare. Closed loop medication administration ensures we provide safer, enhanced patient care,” said Dr. Sherbaz Bichu, CEO, Aster Hospitals UAE. “With Zebra’s healthcare solutions, we are moving toward a paperless environment in our hospitals. By becoming an intelligent hospital, we are increasing clinical efficiencies with electronic data and effectively managing medication administration.”

Aster added mobile computers to its Zebra line-up for their ruggedness and scanning capability. Nurses now use Zebra mobile computers at the bedside for patient identification and medication administration, verification and management. This has enhanced overall patient safety which is also consistent with Zebra’s Future of Healthcare: 2022 Hospital Vision Study results which revealed 72 percent of surveyed decision-makers agree mobile devices improve patient care quality, increase time spent with patients and reduce errors.

“Zebra is delighted to build our relationship with the Aster group with this new clinical mobility deployment at its Dubai hospitals,” said Thamer Nouri, Business Development Manager, Zebra Technologies Middle East. “As a regional leader in the adoption of digital technology, Aster is expanding its performance edge by using the latest solutions to provide the best patient care.” 


  • Zebra provides patient identification and clinical mobility solutions to Aster’s Dubai hospitals.
  • Aster nurses use Zebra mobile computers to reduce medication administration errors.
  • Aster now uses a wide range of Zebra healthcare solutions including printers, scanners, and mobile computers to improve patient care.



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