Medway Rolls Out Mobile-friendly Healthcare Solution

Medway Community Healthcare is to deploy Advanced Health & Care’s community healthcare system, Advanced Community, an IT system designed specifically for community healthcare, that has mobile working at its core.

Medway Community Healthcare will roll-out Advanced Community in a phased approach to a wide range of services, from health visitors and community nurses to speech and language therapists and dieticians, providing over 700 members of staff with access to the system. Advanced Community is expected to be deployed in phases, with the first services being operational this year. The solution will be used to deliver integrated care in the community, providing referral management, care planning, assessments, patient records, bed management and appointment booking.

The system also includes purpose-built mobile apps and mobile workforce management solutions, enabling the secure recording and reporting of patient information from anywhere and at anytime, even when a mobile signal is unavailable. Clinicians will be able to deliver care assessments and care plans, and manage treatment and booking in and out of appointments, via Advanced’s iNurse mobile app.

“Advanced Community will transform the way we work, enabling us to more efficiently and cost-effectively deliver care,” says Rob Howard, head of informatics and performance at Medway Community Healthcare. “Its integration with mobile technology will allow staff to retrieve and record key patient information whilst on the move. Importantly, our teams will be able to more effectively manage their time and appointment planning across the area we serve.”

Medway Community Healthcare serves around 280,000 people across Medway, providing a wide range of planned and unscheduled care in local settings, including healthy living centres, inpatient units and peoples homes.