AirClic Facilitates More Efficient Time and Task Management for Home Healthcare Industry

AirClic Facilitates More Efficient Time and Task Management for Home Healthcare Industry Professional home healthcare can be made more effective by on-line time and task management, which can give nursing staff more time for their patients. To realize this, the American/Swedish Company AirClic and the Swedish Company IMS Data AB have developed a wireless on-line system using bar codes and GPRS telephones. The system is now being tested in a pilot project, scheduled to end on December 20, 2001, in the municipality of Tierp in Sweden. Home healthcare personnel can save more than 15 minutes per day by automating the task of filling out time reports, thus leaving more time to spend with patients. In a pilot project in the municipality of Tierp in Sweden, home healthcare personnel are testing a new wireless on-line system - TimeCode - in which workflow is instantly updated, increasing administration efficiency. This new Web-based WAP system was developed for AirClic's platform, in co-operation with IMS Data AB. Every patient and task has a unique bar code, which home healthcare personnel scan with bar code readers connected to their cellular phones. TimeCode makes it possible to get reports on exactly how much time personnel spend with each patient. Using the Internet, administrators can view each employee's current location and activity, and can redistribute work force if needed. "TimeCode is easy to use and enables us to track and manage time spent with patients, ensuring a more efficient workflow and more accurate patient billing. With TimeCode we know exactly how much time we should bill to each patient," says Karina Bodin, Manager Geriatric Care in the municipality of Tierp. In addition, the TimeCode system allows patient's relatives to access reports using the Internet. The reports detail how much time healthcare personnel spent with the patient, what measures were taken and if any incidents occurred. For further information: Björn Salde, Business Area Director Medical, AirClic AB Tel: +46 (8) 685 07 86 Cell: +46 (70) 246 63 85 E-mail: Lars Mårtensson, Consultant Manager, IMS Data AB Tel: +46 (8) 598 91 060 Cell: +46 (709) 17 83 14 E-mail: About AirClic Inc. Founded in 1999, AirClic Inc. operates an open platform that provides the technology and infrastructure to transform lifestyle devices, such as phones, PDAs and other mobile devices into powerful information gateways. AirClic enables users to enter numeric codes or scan bar codes to access relevant online information and applications. AirClic is compatible with existing bar codes, such as PC/EAN/JAN/128/39 codes. AirClic provides application developers, corporations and individuals with tool kits, allowing them to develop a wide variety of consumer and business applications globally. AirClic is headquartered in Blue Bell, PA and also maintains offices in New York City, Herndon, VA and Stockholm, Sweden. About IMS IMS Data AB has been listed on the O Exchange since 1994. IMS has 15 offices in Sweden and 400 employees. The IMS Group is one of the leading IT companies in Sweden with a turnover of SEK 600 million in the year 2000. The company is active in the business areas of systems development, technology and infrastructure, operations and ASP, IT- products and communications. For further information please visit ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker The following files are available for download: