London, UK – 11th February 2013 – Healthcare professionals working on mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, will now be able to update patient information and record medical tasks at the point of patient contact with the launch of the management workflow solution, TotalMobile, into the UK market.
Building on its considerable experience in local government and social care markets, international mobile expert TotalMobile Ltd has identified ways the software can benefit healthcare organisations. The solution draws information from multiple systems to a mobile device, to allow users to reduce their time on administrative tasks and travelling, spending more time on patient-related activity. This increases both productivity and quality of care throughout the care pathway whilst delivering efficiency savings.
TotalMobile supports organisations providing acute, mental health and community services to address many of the challenges in the 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.
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. Benefits included 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%.
Colin Reid, CEO of TotalMobile Ltd, commented: “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 £140 million 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. We think our many years of expertise in supporting public sector mobile workers, including those working in social care, will certainly benefit NHS organisations.
“Fundamentally, it’s not about remote access for the user; it’s about making work more fulfilling and productive. Our solutions bring unrivalled flexibility and were designed to support end-user’s normal working practices rather than requiring users to fit around the technology.”
TotalMobile overcomes challenges in connectivity by allowing staff to securely login 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.
TotalMobile is low-cost, easily deployed, quickly implemented and delivers a rapid return on investment without the need to replace current infrastructures. 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.
NHS staff interested in attending or talking about how TotalMobile can help them and their colleagues spend more time caring for patients should call 02890 330111.