Develops Wireless System For MobileCare
STOCKHOLM, Sweden --The latest in mobile technology is now making
serious inroads in home care and geriatric care.
On behalf of MobileCare, BlueLabs is developing a system to improve
efficiency for home and hospice care workers. Using a handheld computer,
the caregiver is continuously linked to the local municipality's
central healthcare system.
The handheld computers, or PDA's (Personal Digital Assistants),
communicate via GPRS (General Packet Radio Service), which means
that the system is continuously online and can receive and transmit
information no matter where it is used. As a result, planning and
follow- ups can be made more efficient. Using a handheld computer,
the caregiver can access healthcare plans, record the measures he/she
takes, receive and confirm emergencies, and retrieve relevant information
from central operating systems. The system also includes a positioning
function with maps as well as statistics and follow-up functions.
"We have selected BlueLabs as our partner because of their
technical expertise in mobile solutions, and we see this as the
first step in a long-term cooperation," says Hans Axell, President
of MobileCare. "Since home care is on the increase, there is
a great demand for new routines to access and document information."
The potential for mobile systems in the healthcare sector is huge,
and this system is the first of its kind to utilize new wireless
technology. The system will be placed in service on a test basis
in Solvesborg municipality after the summer.
"We see great benefits in using new mobile technology in healthcare,"
says Ingrid Eriksson, Director of Social Welfare for Sölvesborg
municipality. "For one thing, we expect significant efficiency
gains, since our operations place great demands on information and
documentation, and secondly, it offers greater flexibility for healthcare
workers. "In addition, the system's follow-up and statistical
functions give us a better basis for distributing resources and
managing our budget process".
is a high technology company specializing in intelligent communication.
BlueLabs develops technically creative, advanced
solutions in the business areas Embedded, Mobility, Systems and
Strategy that help customers to be innovative and further develop
their businesses. BlueLabs, with around 330 employees and offices
in Boden, Gothenburg, Linkoping, Lulea, Malmo, Pajala and Stockholm,
is part of the Frontec Group.
is a healthcare company specializing in the development of new systems
for information and documentation.