Local Authorities

Kirona is assisting Local Authorities in the delivery of its care related services that range from Social and Domicilliary Care as well as joint services with NHS trusts.

By utilising Workflow Management Solutions for Local Authorities like DRS Scheduler, local authorities are able to plan and roster their staff in the most efficient way to manage services demand. With route optimisation and intra-day scheduling to ensure that travel time is minimised and time with service users is maximised.

Kirona Job Manager used on a mobile device, securely provides field staff with comprehensive data for the service user, and the ability to record all actions taken whilst on site and update back-office system records remotely.

Why focus on fieldwork?

The challenge for the NHS to do more for less is well recognised. The continued funding squeeze, rising demand and the need to safeguard quality, combine to exert pressure across the entire system, with none of these factors likely to abate. There is now wide consensus that health care needs to change to meet these demands.

Mobile workforce technology can help to respond to the pressures and enable change. However, despite the potential benefits of technology, it is generally acknowledged that its adoption within the healthcare sector is slow and disparate.

Our research shows that the civil service is not innovative in its approach to managing mobile workers. Compared to other areas where the government has made big leaps in its use of cutting-edge software, fieldwork has been left behind.



The 7 Deadly Sins of Managing Healthcare Workers in the Field


To help avoid any potential pitfalls of managing community based health workers, Kirona has outlined the seven deadly sins to avoid and provided tips on providing a service that is caring, efficient and reliable. Read the whitepaper to find out more.