New point-of-care patient information and management system launched by TotalMobile

12-Feb-2013

Solution ensures access to and protection of patient data in hospitals and in the community

A new point-of-care patient information and records system has been launched in the UK.

The management workflow solution from TotalMobile draws information from multiple systems to a mobile device, allowing users to reduce the time spent on administrative tasks and travelling, spending more time on patient-related activity.

It supports organisations providing acute, mental health and community services to address many of the challenges in the Government’s national information strategy The Power of Information , and responds to the call by Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, for the NHS to work towards paperless records by 2018.

Providing effective mobile tools for staff, whether in the community or working across multiple locations within hospitals, will be key to delivering both efficiency savings and high-quality care

Furthermore, NHS organisations are able to achieve benefits similar to those seen by participants in the Department of Health’s recent National Mobile Health Worker Project, which saw an increase of more than 100% in contact activity and time spent with patients, a reduction of 33% in time spent travelling and a fall in the number of ‘No Access’ visits of up to 50% following deployment of similar solutions.

Colin Reid, chief executive of TotalMobile, said: "The NHS has recognised the role that technology can play in helping staff to deliver safer, higher-quality care more efficiently, notably with the Secretary of State pledging £140m to allow the NHS access to the latest technology.

"Providing effective mobile tools for staff, whether in the community or working across multiple locations within hospitals, will be key to delivering both efficiency savings and high-quality care.

“Fundamentally, it’s not about remote access for the user; it’s about making work more fulfilling and productive. Our solutions bring flexibility and were designed to support the end-user’s normal working practices, rather than requiring users to fit around the technology.”

Our solutions bring flexibility and were designed to support the end-user’s normal working practices, rather than requiring users to fit around the technology

TotalMobile allows staff to securely log in to the application offline for devices temporarily without a signal, ensuring they are as productive as possible. There are also a range of security measures in place to not only secure data on the device, but also during transmission to back-office systems, so information such as electronic patient records are never exposed even if a device is stolen.

Reid said: “Without the need to purchase forms or digipens, and with at least an hour saved in administration, paper and travel per user per day, the benefits are immediate.” Sign up for your free email newsletter

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