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ipad1May 3 2016

Nurses able to access patient notes on home visits in real time using iPads is saving potentially an hour’s worth of time each day, EMIS Health has announced.

A scheme in Bromley, South East London, has seen 300 clinicians accessing real-time patient notes at the point of care using EMIS Mobile on an iPad. It means that they “can see up to date real-time patient information, without needing to take or record any paper notes on their home visits.” It has resulted in “saving an hour each day.”

The system was introduced by Bromley Healthcare CIC’s admission avoidance team 18 months ago for nurses visiting patients in their homes in order to help those whose condition is becoming less stable. Since its introduction there, 17,000 consultations have been recorded using EMIS Mobile.

Jonathan Lewis, Chief Executive at Bromley Healthcare, said the system means an admission avoidance nurse can update a patient’s record in the morning, and a district nurse can see what’s happened when they visit in the afternoon.

“We have instances where more than one clinician from a different team will visit a patient on the same day – and now the information is there in real time, which is avoiding duplication. Nurses are no longer losing time having to go back to base at the beginning and end of each day to collect patient notes – they can focus more time on patient care. Using EMIS Mobile on an iPad is saving an hour each day,” he said.

The system also allows the location functionality to send the closest clinician to a patient, saving time and working more efficiently. “From a safeguarding point of view it has significant advantages too. We know where all our clinicians are so it helps us resolve lone working issues, and nurses can pick up any warnings they need to know about a patient visit, such as an alert about a vicious dog on the premises.”

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EMIS Health announcement

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