Mobile applications for Nurses (ppt)Presentation Transcript
More Care Status and benefits of ICT for mobile health care workers in The Netherlands Ir Robbert Paul Soors d’Ancona KPN Mobile, May 23, 2003 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
What is the goal of this presentation?
Present the today’s mobile Information & Communication Technology (ICT) possibilities in relation to the current needs of mobile health care workers.
Present you the current projects in The Netherlands.
Indicate what benefits can be expected from mobile ICT.
Make you aware of the stimulating role you can play in your own country, learning from the experiences in The Netherlands.
What are the ICT demands of the mobile health care sector in The Netherlands?
For efficiency, flexibility, quality and safety reasons.
I: Information systems; supporting the primary process;
Easy and error free administrative processes
Patient information and medication
T: Technology which support these needs
Information should be accessible from home, on the road and at the customer’s location; mobility.
Which target groups are of importance and what specific needs do they have?
Home care workers in the field
Mobile communication; urgent matters are dealt with using mobile phone (voice and SMS)
Mobile access to planning / work schedules, changes, documents and patient information.
Performing paper work tasks (like: work time registration) at the customers/patient’s location.
Doctors in the field (in addition to items mentioned above)
Adding information to patient dossier online (in the field)
Ordering medicines at the pharmacy online (fixed and mobile);
Reasons for these needs are: reduction of errors (quality), less paperwork and administration (efficiency) and flexibility.
Current (health care) ICT situation in The Netherlands
Mobile phones: Voice & SMS (95% penetration).
Papers with planning and patient information (85%).
Home care: more and more Personal Digital Assistants; (PDA) not connected to a mobile network.
Doctors: sometimes faxing to and from the car using GSM.
GSM: First projects rolled out accessing using. Smart-Phones/ Phone-PDA’s for data storage and updating information using data exchange via GSM:1 or 2 times a day.
GPRS: first pilots & projects are realized using GPRS and I-mode examples: home care organization Sensire and home care organization de Friese Wouden.
Current offerings: examples of user interfaces and devices
Current offerings: user interface in more detail
T: Technology: development of mobile devices relevant for health care. Extensive Voice Limited Voice Limited Data Extensive Data
T: Technology: mobile health Care demands an all in one device 2-Messaging 3-Organization 1-Voice 4-Web & Intranet Access
Current projects rolled out
Home care organizations in the south of Holland; working with PDA’s with integrated GSM phones.
250 users at Home care Nord-Limburg
690 users at Home care Nord-East Brabant
Home care organization de Friese Wouden, using PDA’s in combination with via bleutooth’s coupled to GSM/GPRS phones; this project had been sponsored by the Dutch government (specific software development and GPRS testing)
Home care organization Sensire in de East of Holland (Doetinchem), using PDA’s and I-mode phones.
More projects coming soon!
ICT efficiency & quality benefits for mobile health care workers Results from actual tests and field experience!! > 75% Paper work and back-office > 25% Mobile Electronic Health Record (M-EHR) > 50% Time registration of the workers in the field > 50% Planning Time saving using mobile ICT (Care+ware)
Conclusions ICT use for mobile health care
Today’s mobile networks and devices offer huge possibilities for efficiency and quality improvements within the health care segment; offering more care with the same amount of people.
Local governments should support initiatives of mobile ICT projects within the health care segment.
If you like more information or get in contact with the people involved in the projects I mentioned, please send me an e-mail and I will take care that you will get in contact with the right people involved in these projects.