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Aneurin Bevan Health Board

The biggest benefit is the fact that the BlackBerry solution enables information sharing to prevent unnecessary [hospital] admissions and keeps the patient in their own home as much as possible
Jon Holmes head of Health Informatics, Aneurin Bevan Health Board (ABHB)
  • Industry: Healthcare/Life Sciences
  • Region: EMEA
  • Company Size: Large
  • Solution: Mobile digital data entry
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Challenge

  • ABHB was looking for ways to improve efficiency and home care for the frail and elderly
  • It needed a solution that was easy to use and would allow caregivers to capture patient information securely, confidentially and discreetly
  • The information needed to be available to A&E or after-hours GP surgeries to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions
  • The solution needed to be supported by the National Welsh Informatics Service and to comply with national industry standards

Solution

  • BlackBerry® smartphones
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
  • BlackBerry® Playbook
  • BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™)
  • Digital pen solution from DevelopIQ

Benefits

  • Time saved amounts to annual savings in excess of £600,000 as well as savings in travel expenses
  • Patient information is secure and meets the CSG security standards
  • Transferring recorded data electronically means that any authorised user can view patients’ documents instantly
  • Smooth implementation
  • The carers’ whereabouts is always known and there are no longer missed referrals or duplicated visits and patient care has been improved