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Scottish healthcare professionals to experience how Totalmobile Ltd’s mobile workflow management solution can transform efficiency, patient safety and care quality.

Glasgow, UK – 11th June 2013 – Delegates of the NHSScotland event 2013 will have the opportunity to see how 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 TotalMobile™ App Platform.

Totalmobile Ltd will be demonstrating the management workflow solution on stand 57, at the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Glasgow,11–12 June 2013. The event promises to be ‘an exceptional showcase for some of the most exciting collaborative techniques and approaches in modern healthcare’. A key theme for the event is ‘Collaborating for Quality’, a key enabler for NHSScotland’s quality strategy and is essential for delivering high quality sustainable care and support for the future.

Building on its considerable experience in local government and social care markets, international mobile expert TotalMobile Ltd has pinpointed ways the software can meet NHSScotland’s three Quality Ambitions; for healthcare to be safe, person-centred, and effective: The solution draws information from multiple systems to a mobile device, to allow users to reduce their time on administrative tasks and travelling, and spending more time on patient-related activity. This increases both productivity and quality of care throughout the care pathway whilst delivering efficiency savings.

The Totalmobile App Platform also supports health boards as they address many of the challenges in the Scottish eHealth strategy 2011-2017 and the Healthcare Quality Strategy for NHSScotland, and responds to the issues raised by the fact that more people in Scotland than ever before are now living with long-term conditions: around two million people, or 40% of the population, and rising.

Furthermore, health boards will be able to achieve benefits similar to those seen by participants in studies such as 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: “NHSScotland has recognised the role that technology can play in helping staff to deliver safer, higher quality care more efficiently, with the Scottish government pledging to provide around £80 million a year to health boards, allowing them to access and operate 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 health boards in Scotland.

“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 are designed to support end-users’ normal working practices rather than requiring users to fit around the technology.”

The Totalmobile App Platform 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 is 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.

The solution 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.

For further information, download the whitepaper ‘Why Mobile Working in NHSScotland?’which describes how health boards can transform efficiencies using mobile working solutions to replace traditional paperwork, outlining the challenges of implementing a mobile strategy and how to overcome them.

Delegates of the NHSScotland event on 11th-12th June are invited to stand 57 to discuss and experience first-hand how the Totalmobile App Platform can benefit care professionals in health boards.

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