University Hospitals Birmingham Estimates 100x Faster Mobile Deployment OF Healthcare Data

— February 14, 2012

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), is connecting hundreds of its staff to the organization’s healthcare applications using Webalo's mobile application platform. UHB went from trial to deployment in hours, delivering mobile applications at a rate that UHB estimates was 100x faster than traditional mobile application development environments.
“It all began with a simple trial,” said Stephen Chilton, UHB Director of IT. “Our goal was to bring technology in to help UHB staff with their everyday jobs. Webalo is delivering live integration to dashboards and applications that can be put in the hands of doctors, nurses, clinical staff and executives in real time. Webalo eliminates the coding time, and therefore the cost and complexity associated with traditional development frameworks.”
With no programming whatsoever required, UHB delivered mobile connections to critical healthcare applications, including: 
  • One that allows pharmacists to fulfill prescription requests by tapping their smartphones to research the 86,000 available drugs, and provide advice about suitability, availability and, if necessary, substitutions
  • A Neurological On-Call Referral System that lets doctors obtain real-time assistance from specialists on their mobile phones, providing details of the case, updating the records with notes and advice provided by the consultant, and saving the data in the patient’s permanent medical history
  • An A&E compliance monitoring application that delivers key performance indicators to administrators, smartphones, so they can monitor compliance and take corrective action, if required, on the spot
Stephen Chilton considers Webalo to be UHB’s strategic platform for all future enterprise-to-mobile access. “Webalo fits very nicely into our strategic vision for getting more value out of our mobile devices. It’s great that we can deliver data and functions so quicly and provide virtually instantaneous benefits to both users and patients.”


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