Healthcare workers using Servelec’s Mosaic and Rio clinical systems will be able to access information from their mobile device following an extended partnership with Totalmobile.
The companies are developing a suite of role-based applications that will allow users of Servelec’s electronic patient record (EPR) and social care products to work off their tablets and smartphones, rather than having to record information into a desktop PC.
Functionality will be role-dependent but will focused on ensuring critical information about individual patients can be accessed at the point of care.
Alan Stubbs, Servelec’s chief executive, said: “At Servelec, we recognise that to better support practitioners in their roles, the nature of what customers require from our systems is changing. They often need to access our systems away from traditional care settings but may not require the full system to be at their fingertips.
“We’re working with our customers to define the needs of their frontline staff and to make sure our products work with them on their mobile journey.”
Products linked to Servelec’s Rio electronic patient record (EPR) product have already been created, including Totalmobile Mobalise, launched in January.
Mobile solutions for Servelec’s social care platform, Mosaic, are currently in development, the companies said. This includes an app that will enable social care workers to easily organise visits and update case management notes on the go.
Though the new mobile products, Servelec and Totalmobile hope to reduce the amount of time social workers spend in the office to 10%, from an estimated 30% currently.
These will be available from January 2019, while new healthcare apps for Rio will be going live before the end of 2018.
Jim Darragh, CEO of Totalmobile, said: “Providing healthcare professionals with the right mobile working solution empowers them to deliver the highest standard of care, while improving their own working lives and delivering a range of transformational benefits to the organisation.
“We regularly speak to customers who have improved the capacity of their workforce by over 20%, reducing the stress on their existing staff and ensuring the service user benefits as a result.”
6 December 2018 @ 23:11
Totally agree – the comments in the artical in regard to changing requirements are proof of how detached Servelec are from front line NHS services who have always needed mobile access. At least they have given in trying to do this in-house and have partnered with a company that has development expertise in this space. Let’s hope that likewise they partner with someone in the acute space rather than try building what has to the most flawed acute PAS I’ve seen in a long time.
7 December 2018 @ 08:51
Hi John – I was thinking more of the social care space, to be honest. Social workers have been mobile for absolutely ages with at least one of Servelec’s rivals.
Even when the mobile solution for Mosaic comes out of development and goes live – and there’s no indication in the article of when this might be – it will surely take some time to bed in and become reliable.
They just seem to be moving really slowly with new technology. Disappointing in a software house.
6 December 2018 @ 14:04
Are Servelec only just cottoning on to mobile apps? Where have they been living – the 19tg century? Some of their rivals are literally years ahead.