Software company NDL has been chosen to create mobile working apps for Informatics Merseyside, the NHS shared service provider which delivers information management and technology software to nine NHS trusts.
The agreement means Wetherby-based NDL now works with more than 60 healthcare organisations.
NDL’s software will allow Informatics Merseyside’s in-house development team to design and build its bespoke apps, and to ensure they are fully integrated with back-office systems. The apps, which will be viewable on tablets and smartphones, will enable remote clinical staff to view and update patient records, and obtain the latest medical advice and protocols.
Bernie Cuthel, chief executive for Liverpool Community Health (LCH) NHS Trust, where the project will be first implemented, said: “It is not an overstatement to say that this mobile apps programme will revolutionise the way in which community-based clinicians access and update information on the move.”
NDL’s managing director, Declan Grogan, added: “This partnership with Informatics Merseyside is a landmark agreement for NDL and a real step forward for mobile working.”