WITH MATTHEW WALLIS EMEA Sales Director, MioCARE™
How important is mobile technology in improving healthcare delivery?
It is incredibly important. Healthcare has to pick up the pace of mobile technology usage (we are still behind other industries) because it not only makes healthcare professionals (HCPs) work lives easier, reducing administration and speeding up decision-making, but also offers cost-effective solutions to the NHS sustainability debate. Ultimately, it improves patient outcomes.
Why isn't it being utilised widely now?
I could easily pick NHS bureaucracy and fragmentation of decision making but the main reason is a general culture of risk averseness. There is a worry that the setting up of new working systems will be too difficult but that has to change. The Nursing Technology Fund has been an excellent step forward. The national drive for a paperless NHS by 2018 can be achievable it just needs clear guidance that is easily implemented at a local level. We can help local Trusts on this journey.
How can MioCARE™ help?
We work closely with software providers to put the right technology (that works with existing systems) into the hands of HCPs. Our devices are specifically designed for healthcare so they are drop‐proof, water‐resistant and infection prevention compliant. This technology is proven to cut paperwork, improve efficiency and reduces costs. It frees up HCPs time ensuring they can focus on what is most important – their patients'.
This piece was published in September 2014 in PharmaTimes (print and digital).