Hospify has announced it is expanding its mobile communications app to pharmacy networks and GP practices to help improve the communication of prescribing information.

The company has now launched the Hospify ‘Web App’, a browser-based version of its service that will support many more health and care scenarios, including that of GPs and pharmacists needing to share prescription information about and with individual patients.

The web app is accessible across multiple devices, allowing users to send messages via their phone and then pick up the conversation back at their desk on a PC or laptop.

Hospify will allow clinicians and patients to exchange patient identifiable data while remaining firmly within data compliance guidelines. Clinicians and pharmacies can also access conversations on desktop and laptop, store their messages in the cloud and download information to the patient record while maintaining those same rigorous standards.

James Flint, the co-founder and chief executive of Hospify, said: “The release of our web app completes our platform and allows us to provide the NHS, care providers and patients with easy-to-use, cost-effective technology that works in many healthcare situations and at all scales, including at a regional level.

“We have always had a particular focus on assisting communications between healthcare institutions, not just within them, and so we’re particularly pleased to see the take-up of the web app by networks of GP surgeries and pharmacies, which have a particularly pressing need for this kind of simple but effective communication tool.”

Hospify features on NHSX’s Clinical Communication Tools framework, which was officially launched in August 2020. The framework was introduced to help phase out outdated technology like pagers and accelerate the adoption of proven digital communication tools.