Mobile IT System
WHAT KIND OF HELP DO NURSING HOMES NEED THE MOST?
The answers are myriad. But generally, nonprofits have been technological laggards due to limited resources and lack of expertise. We partnered with, PulseSync, a Singapore mobility solutions specialist, and scored a technological breakthrough by creating a first-of-its-kind mobile medical information for home nursing and hospice care.
HOW HAS IT IMPACTED INSTITUITIONS?
Adopting this innovative solution are HCA Hospice Care (HCA), and Home Nursing Foundation (HNF). As a result, the HCA and HNF now see more patients daily. There is better information flow (such as medical history) between doctors and nurses. It takes 20% less time to record patient notes, allowing more time to really talk to and listen to the patients during home visits.
At the start of a workday, doctors or nurses upload the latest patient information into their handheld devices via wireless synchronization and make their rounds. At their fingertips are the patient’s profiles and records and they can quickly update new information during their patient visits.
At the end of the day, information is updated and synchronised with the main system via wireless connectivity. Upshot: when a caseload is handed over to another nurse or doctor, the patients’ complete data is easily transferred to a different handheld device.
HOW DOES IT BENEFIT THE PATIENT?
The technology is translating well to patient care. With the mobile IT system, the HCA and HNF are seeing improvements every day, such as better efficiency and patient care. Other benefits include: better data management for statistical analysis, continuity planning (in the event of an epidemic), improved working conditions for staff, capacity building, and a more organised system.
In all, Information Communications Technology has produced tangible benefits. The success exemplifies our effort in initiating a cultural shift— inspiring organisations, donors and the government to boost nonprofits’ efficiency and results.