THE Ministry of Health Malaysia (MoH) announced that the development of the Drug Supply Management System for the Pharmaceutical Value-Added Service System or MyUBAT has been successfully implemented and its use expanded in all MoH Health facilities starting April 15, 2021.
Value Added Pharmacy Services (VAS) had been offered in stages by MoH facilities since 2003, through the Integrated Drug Dispensing System (SPUB), Drive-Through Pharmacy services, appointment system through appointment cards, telephone and smartphone communication applications for medication intake, Medicine by Post (UMP) and ‘Locker4U’ services.
In line with the latest technological developments, MoH has developed the MyUBAT system to enable patients to monitor the supply and use of their medicines via smartphones. Apart from that, the use of this system can also make it easier for members in pharmacy facilities to manage the registration process and preparation of follow-up medications at pharmacy counters more systematically.
The MyUbat system was introduced in seven MoH pilot facilities starting Aug 12, 2020.Through the pilot project, a total of 14,099 patients were registered with this system and 24,413 prescriptions dispensed through the MyUBAT system. This number is expected to increase further after the expansion of the MyUBAT system to public health facilities nationwide.
To date, the MyUBAT system offers two VAS options, namely follow-up medication by appointment and Medication by Post (UMP).To increase the efficiency of UMP implementation, the MyUbat system has been integrated with the Ezisend system operated by Pos Malaysia Berhad.
Apart from that, this system is also in the process of integration with the Pharmacy Information System (PhIS & CPS) in two (2) MoH facilities, namely at Tuanku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital, Klang and Kelana Jaya Health Clinic. The extension of this function is so that users can access the correct information according to the user’s time and in turn can speed up the dispensing process.