Advanced Health & Care (Advanced) today announces extended, mobile functionality for Caresys, the company’s widely used care home management software. Caresys Mobile will now be accessible via tablet computers, allowing care workers to evidence care provision at the point of delivery within the care home environment, as they carry out their day-to-day duties.
The ability to view individual care plans and update service user records at the point of care means care workers will spend less time updating PC-based Caresys records away from the care environment. By reducing time spent on collective administration tasks, the solution allows care workers to spend more time with service users.
Caresys Mobile’s new functionality facilitates staff changeover between shifts, enabling care workers to electronically communicate up-to-the-minute information about the most recent care provided to service users and their current and imminent requirements.
The information care workers record on their tablet device is automatically imported into the care records held within an organisation’s central Caresys system. This ensures detailed and up-to-date service user records are maintained in the system at all times. This is key to management visibility and reporting, enabling staff to produce up to date Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection reports as and when they are required.
Jim Chase, Managing Director, Advanced Health & Care comments: “As leaders in care IT innovation, we have given a lot of thought to how we support care staff in residential accommodation and day-care settings. For example, we’ve looked at how to help them deliver and evidence better care and how to create efficiencies that reduce the cost of care delivery or create much needed capacity.
“Caresys Mobile is part of that innovation agenda and has been carefully developed to move care information away from the desk or workstation and into the hands of the carer, where it is really needed.”
The use of tablet devices is growing rapidly in the care sector as more organisations become aware of the benefits that are achievable. Tablets are a cost effective option for care providers and the use of touchscreen technology allows care workers to securely and easily input data at the point of care, removing the reliance on paper notes and memory, which in turn protects all involved against inadequate recording.
“Caresys Mobile makes it so easy for care workers to communicate real time information about service users with their colleagues and managers without the need to return back to a main administration desk.” Continues Chase
Caresys is used by more than 3,000 residential, nursing and specialist care homes across the UK. The solution includes nine fully-integrated modules: time and attendance, income/billing, care planning, behaviour support, care scheduling, finance, HR, enquiries and equipment maintenance.
Caresys Mobile has been developed for web enabled tablets and is compatible with most mobile platforms including Windows, iOS and Android. Tablets can be email and web enabled and organisations can allow or restrict user access to applications based on company policy.