Simpl, a New Zealand-owned IT systems integration company, has secured a multi-million dollar contract to deliver and service a Single Community Care Record (SCCR) solution for UK National Health Service’s Torbay Care Trust. The SCCR solution will give Torbay Care Trust staff secure access to patient and client care records remotely. Nurses and therapists deployed around the community will be able to access patient records on tablets and smartphones, without the need to return to the office to complete tasks such as booking follow ups and updating patient notes.
“It has been clear to us for some time that we needed to employ more innovative and more integrated technology to support our frontline staff, and enable them to deliver the safest and most effective care to their clients and patients,” says Mandy Seymour, chief operating officer at Torbay Care Trust.
Torbay’s SCCR is built on Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. It is the first shared care solution in the UK, building on healthcare-related research and development conducted by Simpl for New Zealand healthcare services.
“The SCCR addresses a problem government agencies around the world are trying to solve, with the drive to enable healthcare and related services to be effectively and efficiently coordinated across multiple providers and to foster collaboration in ways that improve health outcomes,” says Verdon Kelliher, Simpl CEO.
After the deployment of the SCCR, Simpl will continue to work with Torbay under an initial five year contract.
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