Bristol, UK – 16th April 2013 – Totalmobile Ltd has chosen HC2013 to announce that social enterprise and NHS healthcare provider Bristol Community Health will begin a pilot this spring of the Totalmobile™ App Platform, a mobile workflow management solution which allows healthcare professionals to spend less time on administration and travel, and more with patients.
The provider of NHS-funded community healthcare in Bristol and its surrounding areas, which has 30,000 interactions with patients every month, will deploy an initial six-month licence for up to 100 staff members, selected from four different teams.
The solution will allow healthcare professionals such as community matrons, district nurses, community nurses for older people, and phlebotomists, working with mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets, the ability to update patient information and record medical tasks at the point of patient contact.
Bristol Community Health team manager, David Pugh, who manages the phlebotomy team, which will be part of the mobile working pilot, said: “We’re really excited to be part of this pilot and welcome the potential benefits it will give us in terms of improved ways of working and interaction with colleagues in other services.”
The solution draws information from multiple systems to a mobile device, increasing both productivity and quality of care throughout the care pathway whilst delivering efficiency savings.
The social enterprise will also be able to overcome challenges in connectivity as the solution allows staff to securely login to the application offline, for devices temporarily without a signal, ensuring they are as productive as possible at all times.
There are also a range of security measures in place to not only secure data on mobile devices, but also during transmission to back-office systems, so information such as electronic patient records are never exposed even if a device is stolen.
Chief executive Julia Clarke said: “At Bristol Community Health we’re keen to embrace new ways of working which make us more productive and allow us to care for more people. We’re delighted to be piloting this system with Totalmobile Ltd; we see mobile working as the ticket to more efficient and flexible community healthcare, as it helps eliminate wasted journeys and allows staff to be more responsive.
“We’ve been working closely with Totalmobile Ltd to develop a mobile working solution that provides a tailored user-friendly interface with the multiple systems we use while also offering the necessary security for patient data. We now can’t wait to get underway with the trial.”
Colin Reid, CEO of Totalobile Ltd said: “Bristol Community Health has demonstrated they are a very forward-thinking social enterprise by engaging in this pilot, which will confirm the benefits of adopting a mobile working strategy. Our philosophy at Totalmobile Ltd is to focus on the needs of the user and their processes, mobilising their entire job to ensure they can spend as much time with their patients as possible.”
Delegates of HC2013 (16th and 17th April, ICC Birmingham) are invited to visit the Totalmobile team on stand 18 to discuss how their App Platform can benefit healthcare providers.
Day two of HC2013 will see Totalmobile’s Mobile Health Consultant Brian Murray present a session in Theatre Two, at 2pm, explaining how the Totalmobile App Platform can support organisations providing acute, mental health and community services to address many of the challenges in the national information strategy, ‘The Power of Information’, and help deliver the Secretary of State for Health’s ambition for a ‘paperless’ NHS by 2018.