Newtown, PA and Lancaster, PA (PRWEB) September 28, 2007
AirClic, a leading provider of business process mobilization solutions, and Thornberry Ltd, developer and marketer of intelligent, leading-edge management information systems for the home healthcare and hospice industry, today announced the integration of AirClic® as part of Thornberry's NDoc® point of care software. The integration of AirClic into Thornberry's existing information management software will assist healthcare clients with Home Health Aide scheduling, care planning and documentation, in real-time, and is an industry-first.
The integrated solution leverages the AirClic MP platform to push daily schedules and corresponding patient care plans created by nurse case managers in NDoc to AirClic-enabled cell phones used by home health aides when treating patients in their homes. In addition, aides in the field will update the care plan on the phone following various prompts to help track and confirm care activities. This data is then sent back to NDoc and patient information is updated online in real-time, eliminating paper visit notes and reducing administration time.
Additionally the AirClic-enabled cell phones come with built-in GPS capabilities and an optional Motorola AC25 integrated bar code scanner. The GPS functionality will prompt for start time/end time, mileage and expense data for reimbursement, while the bar code scanner allows for easy "paperless" data entry and the ability to track inventory supplies.
"By tying together a company's workflow, AirClic essentially accelerates the flow of information, people, and materials, thus optimizing an organization's mobile business processes," said Thornberry president Tom Peth. "In this case, we worked with AirClic and one of Thornberry's customers, St Joseph's Certified Home Health Care Agency in Liverpool, NY, to define the process for the Home Health Aide. The ability to know in real-time that patient care plans are being fully and properly implemented, and to receive data from the field and have it seamlessly integrate back into the point of care system will be invaluable to home health agencies in improving quality care."
The new mobile solution will also enable clinicians to respond immediately if there is a patient emergency or even a change in patient status. AirClic's built-in GPS tracking capabilities also provides agencies the ability to know where each aide is at any given time so they can quickly redirect resources where they are needed, if a patient emergency occurs or if an aide calls in ill. On another level, AirClic also provides an additional measure of security for home care aides in the field. The walkie-talkie feature provided with cell phones enables instant communication in case of emergency.
"The best way for us to continue to provide outstanding service to our customers is to join forces with best-of-breed companies in the industry," said Thornberry president Tom Peth. "AirClic is a leader in helping companies empower their field staff and improve their bottom line at the same time. I believe the result will be much greater efficiency and cost savings for those agencies and hospices who choose to use this new tool."
"NDoc health care management software is a powerful web-based application that has been built with the end user in mind, much like AirClic," said John Parker, President, AirClic. "We are very pleased to work with Thornberry on what is an industry-first for the home health sector."
Thornberry will unveil the NDoc-AirClic integration October 6-9 during the 26th Annual Meeting of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice in Denver, Colorado. Thornberry will be displaying AirClic and attendees will have the opportunity to demo the capability in Booth #1118 at NAHC.
Headquartered in Newtown, PA, AirClic is a leading provider of mobile business process solutions that offer organizations real-time visibility to the who, what, where, when and why of their entire field operations. Using AirClic-enabled wireless devices, managers and workers can easily and economically capture, exchange and access critical data that represent people, assets and activity. With its unsurpassed user-adoption rate, AirClic is driving new levels of accountability and improved customer service for many of the world's leading companies.
Thornberry Ltd., based in Lancaster PA, is developer and marketer of intelligent, leading-edge management information systems for the home healthcare and hospice industry. With a heritage of offering customer-centric solutions since 1992, Thornberry and its best-in-breed technology partners are dedicated to building home health care management software solutions that solve real problems and ready homecare agencies for the introduction of universal electronic records and regional health information organizations (RHIOs). Thornberry solutions are designed by end users as well as information systems professionals and solidly user-tested and approved to readily match users needs. For more information visit http://www.thornberryltd.com
AirClic is a registered trademark and AirClic MP is a trademark of AirClic, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. NDoc is a registered trademark of Thornberry Limited. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are property of their respective holders.
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