£2.7m contract to provide smartphones to 20,000 UK care home staff

Funding | Healthcare | South East | Technology

Two leading healthcare technology providers have signed a £2.7m joint contract that could put state-of-the-art smartphones in the hands of 20,000 care home staff across the UK.

The 18-month reseller agreement for the devices plus accessories between mobile care monitoring specialist Person Centred Software and Ascom UK is set to transform care for residents, integrating technology and driving up standards.

Ascom UK’s Myco 3 smartphone will become the standard device for staff in 1,200 care homes already using Person Centred Software’s mobile care monitoring products. The contract will also allow Person Centred Software to offer Myco 3s as replacements for 5,000+ Apple devices currently being used in other care homes.

The Myco 3 device was unveiled last month at HiMSS19, the global conference and exhibition of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, in Orlando, Florida.

Part of the Ascom Healthcare Platform, the Myco 3 works with software, apps and integrated devices to support the flow of critical information, enabling clinicians to respond to colleagues and residents wherever they are, 24:7. Its 5” full HD screen provides optimal viewing and management of alerts, requests, clinical information and lab results.

Paul Lawrence, Managing Director of Ascom UK said: “We are delighted that a major player in the care home sector has joined with us to offer integration of state-of-the-art technology from both companies. Person Centred Software wants to offer highly responsive care to residents by gathering and analysing data from multiple sources more intelligently. Myco 3 will enable them to do that, while allowing staff to better manage their workload. Together, we can help care homes to provide better care through digital transformation”.

Jonathan Papworth, Co-Founder and Director of Person Centred Software said: “We are excited to partner with ASCOM to help care homes realise the benefits of using innovative technology. Care homes using Myco 3 handsets we will have the opportunity to integrate evidence of care with other systems to provide a universal mobile device for everyone involved in the provision of care.”

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