Good Technology, global provider of secure mobility solutions for enterprises and governments across all stages of the mobility lifecycle, will be providing its Collaboration Suite, so the Trust can give its healthcare professionals a platform for collaboration to access electronic medical records (EMRs) no matter where they are, day or night.
One of the biggest drivers of healthcare costs has been the amount of paperwork that is generated with each point of contact through the lifecycle of the delivery of care. This has made it very difficult for the average person to receive affordable healthcare. By eliminating the paperwork and implementing EMRs systems and making it accessible on mobile devices will lower the cost.
Having instantaneous access to patient medical records and being able to share this information with other medical professionals in a collaborative manner improves overall operations. One of the applications of the Good Collaboration Suite is the Good Share app.
Once it is installed on a mobile device, care providers are able to access the Trust's repositories to browse, search, bookmark, download, synchronize and upload files. They can access the entire patient record in real-time to avoid misdiagnosis, drug interactions and other complications that can result by being misinformed or not having the available information on hand.
“With the Good Collaboration Suite as the central collaboration solution sitting alongside our clinical apps, we can achieve our vision of eliminating paper from the community service delivery process while increasing the quality of patient care,” said Martin Alexander, director of information services for the South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust.
After the full implementation of the platform, the trust is looking forward to having its 1,000 community care staff deliver care to their patients, whether they are at home or at a healthcare facility. The Trust said the mobilization of this segment of its operations will allow it to move care from an acute setting into the homes of patients.
This not only saves money by reducing the use of healthcare facilities, but it also removes the stress of visiting a primary care site such as a hospital by patients.