Advanced Health and Care has announced that iNurse mobile solution can now be used on BlackBerry devices.

iNurse enables community nurses to download appointments and patient notes to a handheld device and to update these during visits. Team leaders can use the system to plan team rotas, re-allocate work and collect management information.

The system was trialled in Derby and is now used by community nursing teams within Bedfordshire Primary Care Trust/Bedfordshire Community Health Service and the MedOCC (Medway On Call Care) community night nursing team in Kent.

Carrie Goodbourn, business development director at Advanced Health and Care, said: “Our partnership with BlackBerry puts iNurse within reach of thousands more NHS employees, and will enable managers to implement the system very cost-effectively.”

Daniel Morrison-Gardiner, senior government account manager at Research in Motion, developers of BlackBerry, said: “A solution like iNurse – that cuts out administration and travel and increases patient-facing time – is a very compelling one.

"It has clear potential to benefit not only the NHS but any health or social care organisation with a mobile workforce.”

Advanced Health and Care is a company within the Advanced Computer Software (ACS) group that includes out-of-hours software provider Adastra, which originally developed the iNurse.

ACS has bought a number of other health and social care IT companies, including a hosting and a staff rostering firm.

Link: Advanced Health and Care