Kirona is enabling the NHS to transform the way it delivers services, whether that be for District Nursing, Midwifery, Mental Health Care, GP, Ward-based Clinicians or other areas that require staff to visit and treat patients.
We do this by providing Workflow Management Software for the NHS, including Planning & Scheduling applications that enable visits to be appointed in the optimum way. Dynamic intra-day scheduling allows for emergencies and exceptions to be taken in your stride. We also enable field-based workers to remain connected through mobile applications that provide them with the information they need to deliver patient care. These mobile applications also reduce paperwork by capturing information in the field directly into centralised systems.
By using Kirona Field Automation applications, Hospitals, Trusts and NHS Services are driving greater efficiency in the services they deliver, reducing unnecessary travel time, cutting paperwork and delivering a far better patient experience.
Featured Case Study
North Lanarkshire Council
Kirona’s field workforce solution has enabled North Lanarkshire Council to increase productivity, reduce costs and adopt a proactive approach to field-based work.
The council’s main challenge was front-line care. North Lanarkshire Council currently carry out 2.7 million home visits a year, meaning around 7,500 home visits are made every day. The challenge of scheduling was very, very difficult. They were making 2 million phone calls and posting 300,000 first class letters every year.
Kirona DRS Scheduler and Job Manager was rolled out to 1,280 home support workers within just 4 months, who carry out 2,700,000 essential visits a year, dramatically reducing paper waste and phone calls. Robert Foreman commented, “The benefits of doing this electronically means teams no longer have to send 300,000, 10-15 page first class letters a year and no longer have to make 400,000 5-minute phone calls advising of changes.”
The council is saving £400,000 per annum from the reduction in phone calls and over £200,000 on postage.