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Software company to launch health iPod/iPhone application

April 24, 2012

Software company to launch new health iPod/iPhone application

Christchurch software company Sense Medical will be launching their exciting new iPad/iPhone application “ActiveHub” at the Shine the Light conference in Christchurch this week.

ActiveHub is an iOS (iPad/iPhone Operating System) application, which allows hospital staff to collect patient and administrative activity in real time, eliminating potentially inefficient and inaccurate paper-based systems.

Dr Alistair Rumball-Smith, Sense Medical Co-Founder, says the application is an innovative and exciting progression in using iOS technology to help to eliminate inefficiencies within the health system.

“These mobile data tools are less vulnerable to error and are a more efficient way to collect information within the complex hospital environment than traditional paper-based systems,” Dr Rumball-Smith says.

The application has been designed with the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) as part of a collaborative project with the following goals:

• Cost savings to hospitals through better resource allocation
• Minimisation of error and adverse events through improved record keeping
• More effective cooperation both within and across the Allied Health disciplines
• Providing users with new tools such as video, photo and audio recording to further enhance their ability to work with patients.

Dr Rumball-Smith says it has been a rewarding experience to team up with the CDHB on ActiveHub.

“We’re excited to be launching the first of a number of planned mobile solutions to improve patient quality of care,” Dr Rumball-Smith says.

Stella Ward, CDHB Executive Allied Health Director and Margaret Krauss, Service Manager for Allied Health at Christchurch Hospital will be presenting their early experiences of ActiveHub to conference participants.

Stella says ActiveHub is cutting edge technology that enables Allied Health clinicians to better plan their day and ultimately reduce the time patients wait in hospital.

It also helps to better manage and allocate Allied Health resources.

“Mobile devices are the future of healthcare and we are excited to be working collaboratively in the design and application of such innovative technology,” Stella says.

Background:

‘Shine the Light’, is an Allied Health Technical and Scientific Professions Conference, being held in Christchurch Thursday (April 26) and Friday (April 27) this week, aimed at profiling and sharing what’s happening in health now and into the future.

The conference will open doors to professionals from across New Zealand and Australasia to talk about resilience, collaboration, innovation and transformation.

Sense Medical was formed in 2010 to address the growing need for high quality iOS and web-based mobile applications for the health sector. The team combines the skills of New Zealand’s first iOS developer (Layton Duncan), more than 13 years of hospital-based medical experience, and the world’s best graphics designers. It aims to develop world-class mobile applications to improve the accuracy and availability of information, ultimately increasing the quality of care for patients and the efficiency of health services.

Further information about Active Hub is available at http://www.sensemedical.co.nz

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