Why the Trust wanted to make a change
With over 500 community physical health staff working at the Trust, they had been planning for some time to find a new way to securely access and capture information at the point of care. Staff were already using an electronic system and had laptops, but some reported finding these cumbersome to use in patient homes. This meant they didn't have the patient’s history to hand at point of contact, frequently use other methods to take notes, then return to base to enter the information in the EPR.
How Rio Mobilise is benefiting clinicians and patients
Implementing Rio Mobilise has meant that visits can be downloaded prior to the working day, providing community nurses with maps so that they can easily navigate to unknown addresses; information is readily available at a touch, such as the phone number to dial ahead if required as well as demographics of the patient and care summary; alerts and the last five progress notes are all available to view prior to visit.
The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, Sharon Hargreaves, CCIO commented "I'd certainly recommend the Rio Mobilise app, it has really helped to improve the wellbeing of our staff". While Digital Transformation Programme Manager Carol Ingham added, "It has revolutionised the way we run our clinical services in the community."
I'm spending more time with the patient, which is giving them better quality of care
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust