TPP has launched a new mobile version of SystmOne, which is optimised for touch screens and available on and off-line.

Mobile Working replaces TPP’s previous mobile solution Briefcase and is being piloted by 100 organisations including GP practices and community services. Optimised for touch screens, it can be used on any Windows device.

Chris Wright, acting head of IT and data at Provide, a community organisation trialling the functionality, said this means that time previously spent writing up notes has been replaced with caring for patients.

“If a clinician visits a patient on a ward or in a care home, Mobile Working allows them to enter information at the bedside. An online-offline solution allows continuity of care across various healthcare settings,” Wright added.

TPP said Mobile Working is optimised for community services and GP services and subsequent developments will adapt it for acute settings. Developers are also working on similar functionality for Android and Apple devices.

The company has also started a project to provide care homes with a view of the SystmOne electronic patient record. TPP are engaging with care homes nationwide and say the software is being provided licence-free, with no deployment charge.

“We’re currently working with the pilot sites, and their surrounding GPs, to establish the best training and support model,” a company spokesperson told EHI.

“We’ll continue to add more sites to the pilot and will only end the pilot phase once all the organisations involved are happy with both the functionality and the planned training and support models.”

Donisthorpe Hall Care Home in Leeds is the first to use SystmOne to view data from the shared EPR.

Maria Holdsworth, registered manager at the home said: “the opportunity to enhance the care of our residents cannot be underestimated. Nurses and senior carers will have direct access to resident records on GP systems. This will allow for much timelier intervention and communication.”