Person Centred Software has announced its launch in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
Valley Nursing Home in County Tyrone (pictured), part of the MPS Care Group, is the first care provider to use Mobile Care Monitoring to evidence care electronically outside England, Scotland, Wales, Australia and New Zealand.
Gaynor Abrams, Business Development Manager at MPS Care Group, said: “Going digital means that each of our homes have all the information they need for their residents in one place, making it easier for them to record and access care plans on a daily basis. Reports can be produced which can be drilled down to any specific area, with the ability to highlight trends and to identify potential risks.
“The live recording means that we are transparent in the care we provide and can evidence in real time, which is a lot safer and more efficient than recording on paper. Staff at our homes love the system as it’s so simple to use and means they save time on administration and can focus on care. We believe that implementing MCM is a real benefit to our staff and a big selling point in attracting and retaining future employees and ultimately increasing retention of our staff across our group of care homes.”
So that providers in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are prepared when inspected by regulatory bodies, Person Centred Software has mapped MCM to the regulatory bodies: The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) in Northern Ireland and Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) in the Republic of Ireland.
Jonathan Papworth, co-founder and director at Person Centred Software, said: “Our aim is to make social care transparent and measurable, and in so doing, provide care homes with the tools to help them achieve outstanding care.”
To date, over 30,000 care workers in the UK use the electronic care planning system daily to evidence care and support, evidencing 1.2 billion care notes.
In January, the company celebrated its 1,000th care home implementing MCM and in May the first anniversary of launching the system in Australia and New Zealand.