Anoto delivers a new solution to The Perinatal Institute that helps to collect perinatal information across the UK. Community midwives can collect both clinical and activity maternity information and immediately transfer the details into the maternity information system for improved data reporting and more efficient storage.
"This solution offers a quality assured, cost effective solution that can capture community data accurately and saves at least £24 of clinical time per pregnancy. With over 820,000 pregnancies in the UK every year, this will amount to a potential saving to the Health Service in excess of £20 million per annum. "
The Gwent Frailty Programme is a healthcare initiative in Wales which aims to improve homecare for the frail and elderly to reduce hospital admissions.
"Our carers feel safer using the new solution. We used to provide a netbook to our community staff and many felt that they were more vulnerable to theft. Also the carers didn't like the barrier of having the computer screen between them and their patient. Carer safety has been enhanced too, as we know exactly where all our carers are at any point in time. "
Anoto and Vodafone solution helps community healthcare staff free up an extra 5,000 patient visits per year through slashing administration time by up to 35%.
"My colleagues can see in an instant what was done, why and when. From a community nursing perspective you can’t put a value on that. "
Welsh Ambulance Service Trust (WAST) have now implemented a roll-out 1,700 digital pens to ambulance crews across Wales, following a highly successful pilot of Anoto’s digital writing technology with paramedics at the Swansea Ambulance station in 2013.
"This solution delivers just what we need; a secure digital patient record that can be rapidly transferred to our clinical audit department. Measuring the quality of the care given by ambulance crews for conditions such as stroke or heart attack is increasingly important in order that we manage the whole patient episode from 999 call to definitive treatment. "
Anoto’s digital pen technology is transforming business processes in HC-One’s 200-plus care homes, freeing time for staff to spend with patients and delivering real efficiency gains.
"Introducing digital pens is one othe methods we are using to try and reduce paperwork. The pens have reduced the duplication of work and increased job satisfaction. Colleagues can now spend more time doing what they are trained to do – spending time with residents. "