Anoto, creator of digital pen and paper technologies and DevelopIQ, the mobile data capture specialist, today announced that the Gwent Frailty Project has won the Mobile Project of the Year award at the prestigious TechWorld Awards. The Gwent Frailty Project uses DevelopIQ’s PaperIQ technology, which is based on Anoto’s digital pen technologies and combines the use of BlackBerry smartphones. The Gwent Frailty Programme is ran by the Aneurin Bevan Health Board (ABHB) and has the potential to save over £600,000 per annum.
Prior to the PaperIQ system, community carers would use paper forms for recording patient information, paper diaries to manage appointments and mobile phones for communicating when out in the community. The system deployed by DevelopIQ provides the ABHB and the community carers with a mobile data capture system that saves the carers around ten minutes per patient visit as well as significant reductions in travel costs as carers do not need to return to the office in between visits. The information is recorded into an electronic format on the Anoto digital pen and transmitted via a BlackBerry smartphone.
“The solution has been hugely popular among the carers within ABHB as they can record vital patient information and transmit it securely to the office,” says Robert Bakewell, CEO at DevelopIQ. “The PaperIQ solution is deployed across a number of healthcare organisations and has delivered significant benefits across the board and we are delighted to have been recognised by the judging panel at the TechWorld Awards for the second year running.”
The solution at the Gwent Frailty Project was also recognised as the runner-up in the high profile BlackBerry Global Wireless Achievement Awards in May. Last year, DevelopIQ won at the TechWorld Awards with its Mobile Project within the Portsmouth NHS Trusts’ Maternity ward, where the solution has saved £220,000 per year.