27 Oct 2023

Thula to Showcase Innovative Alfa Controlled Drug Module at Clinical Pharmacy Congress North 2023

Thula Stand: A50
Thula to Showcase Innovative Alfa Controlled Drug Module at Clinical Pharmacy Congress North 2023

The event will be held on 3-4 November at Manchester Central Convention Complex, UK, bringing together healthcare professionals, industry experts, and innovators to explore the latest developments in the healthcare sector.

Thula will be showcasing their groundbreaking Alfa CD module, a significant technological advancement revolutionising the management of controlled drugs. Initially launched in Iceland in 2016, it has since been serving hospitals and elderly homes in managing all ordering, extraction, balance checking, and stock oversight workflows of controlled substances.

In the UK, Thula has had the pleasure of working with Prof. Inderjit Singh, Chief Pharmacist, at the University Hospital in Birmingham (UHB). In close collaboration with Prof. Singh and his team of pharmacy professionals, the Alfa CD module has been adapted in line with a set of UK specific requirements.

Thula has partnered with E-Sign, a well-established vendor of e-signing services within the NHS, to integrate their advanced electronic signature technology into the Alfa CD Module. This enables a closed-loop and fully paperless process for controlled drug management, whilst maintaining complete compliance to regulations, medicine safety, and best practices.

The Congress comes at an exciting time as the adaptations have been fully implemented. The user engagement testing program and pilot has now been completed with data collected. It is now entering the controlled first phase service roll out with further data to be collected.

The CD module provides:

  • A comprehensive control tower overview of all aspects of controlled drugs management.
  • Effective discrepancy detection and resolution.
  • Immediate and full regulatory compliance with electronic signing.
  • Complete elimination of paper-based registers.
  • Improved workflows support increased Care Hours per Patient Day (CHPPD)

 Adele McAllister, Thula Country Manager UK said:

We are very proud and thrilled to be working with our UK partners, creating a truly digital and revolutionising management tool for controlled drugs in a post-pandemic world. Alfa is an integration hub that is technology agnostic and provides a complete and closed loop management of medicine stock. The benefits to the clinical and pharmacy teams are huge and drives greater legislative and regulatory confidence and safer and efficient patient care.

Don't miss the opportunity to visit Thula at stand A50 at CPC North 2023, to discover how the Alfa CD module is digitally reshaping the management of controlled drugs.


About Thula

Thula is an Iceland based software provider with offshore operations in UK, Norway, and Portugal.  Their customers are all healthcare focused, including hospitals, pharmacies, general practitioners, and care homes. Thula's products enable their customers to reduce operational costs, increase patient safety and optimise work processes when handling medication.

The core team at Thula has been working together for over 20 years and has in that time implemented over 20 eHealth solutions in 10 countries throughout Europe.

For more information about Thula, visit www.thula.uk

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