London, UK March 21, 2014 – Silverlink Software, a leading solution provider to the NHS, has formed a strategic partnership with CommonTime to create mobile applications for use with their PCS (PAS) and Mental Health solutions.
Significant changes within the NHS mean that clinicians require access to patient information in an ever increasing number of locations. Organisational changes mean that information needs to be shared across previously distinct organisational boundaries. Both of these changes mean that clinicians and administrators need to be able to view all relevant information from multiple locations.
Silverlink’s new mobile solution will address these requirements by providing tools to capture, manage and submit information from any location using a standard smartphone or tablet. There are currently over 5,000 users of Silverlink’s systems working in the field and the new mobile functionality will drive significant improvements in both patient care and operational efficiency.
The solution is currently being developed in conjunction with three existing customers. The new application will allow field workers to access patient details & alerts, wellbeing plans, notes, staff caseloads and a range of other information at the point of need. The solution will work intelligently off-line and information will be synced directly with Silverlink’s core solutions through CommonTime’s mDesign technology.
The solution complies with all NHS requirements for information governance; meaning that patient data is encrypted and stored safely at all times.
Silverlink chose CommonTime’s platform for their mobility requirements based on the ease with which new functionality can be built with mDesign. The process-driven, ‘drag and drop’ development architecture of the platform along with CommonTime’s proven experience with enterprise-scale integration in other industries made them an ideal partner. In addition to providing the training needed for Silverlink to use the mDesign tools, CommonTime are also working alongside them to further advance and develop the system’s scalability for large healthcare organisations.
On announcing the strategic partnership, Silverlink’s Managing Director, Tim Quainton, noted: “The changes in the NHS and the emergence of highly sophisticated mobile technologies make it the right time for a significant investment in our products to support mobile working. Our approach will allow both our acute and mental health users to access the information they need where ever they are working through a single mobile interface. This will both improve the patient experience and increase the operational effectiveness of mobile staff.”
Healthcare Consultant at CommonTime, Steve Carvell, expressed his excitement about the new partnership’s potential by stating: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with an established healthcare vendor such as Silverlink Software. It’s great to see how the knowledge and experience that we’ve gained from other large organisations can be applied to the healthcare sector through the work that Silverlink are doing. Silverlink is one of a growing number of software partners who are now taking the mDesign platform themselves and using it to create apps for mobilising their own product set. We fully support Silverlink’s desire to focus on developing the usability and functionality of their core healthcare solutions and mobilising them in partnership with ourselves.”
Silverlink has over 20 years of development experience dealing with the NHS, which gives them a deep understanding of its processes and requirements allowing them to promptly offer practical solutions to new initiatives. There is also continuous investment in their product development to meet the needs of the UK market and the NHS while improving existing functionality. For more information visit: www.silverlinksoftware.com
CommonTime offer an innovative mobile app development platform, called mDesign, which enables organisations to make, mobilise and manage a huge range of mobile applications for any clinical or operational process. For more information visit: www.commontime.com.