Clanwilliam supports technology goals of care homes in Northern Ireland with digital transformation event

Clanwilliam, the Irish-headquartered global healthcare technology group, met with over 70 care home managers and healthcare professionals last week at its event dedicated to unlocking the potential of digital transformation in Northern Ireland’s care home sector.

Delivered in partnership with Microsoft and the IHCP (Independent Health and Care Providers), the event ‘The Paperless Care Home’ focused on the impact of technology in care home settings, from effective bed management and medication and care monitoring, to patient engagement and improved feedback and communication loops.

Clanwilliam’s Epic Care, a cloud-based care home management software, took centre stage for the morning as long time Epic Care customer Eddy Kerr, Hutchinson Care Homes and Shane Williamson, Clanwilliam Business Development Manager, discussed the positive impact of electronic patient records in care home settings – covering everything from safety to accessibility.

Pauline Shepherd (IHCP) gave participants important context on the wider aged care market in Northern Ireland and the crucial role it continues to play in the healthcare system.

Event partners, Microsoft, demonstrated the role devices such as the Microsoft Surface are playing in healthcare settings to support more agile and effective care delivery – and how they can be utilised specifically in aged care settings in conjunction with the Epic Care system.

Attendees also heard from ResHub, a resident experience platform, as they discussed the value that digital technologies can add for residents and their families; and patient feedback software, Doctify, showed the power of reviews and feedback in healthcare settings.

Eileen Byrne, Managing Director at Clanwilliam said: “We are delighted to have been able to host this invaluable event alongside Microsoft and the IHCP, providing crucial information and an opportunity to share ideas for the care home sector in Northern Ireland.”

“With over 25 years in the industry, we know what a central role technology can play in supporting better, safer, and more effective patient care across the healthcare market.

“There is a great deal of digital transformation opportunity within care homes to continue to support the excellent care they deliver, and we’re delighted to help provide platforms for this conversation.”

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Clanwilliam wins award for leading GP system, Socrates

Clanwilliam has won a coveted award for its GP system Socrates at the annual Irish Healthcare Awards.

Socrates scooped the prize for Best Use of Information Technology amongst stiff competition from some innovative healthtech systems and initiatives across Ireland.

Socrates supports hundreds of Irish healthcare professionals to deliver patient care with its user friendly and intuitive practice management software.  In announcing the award win, host Dr. Sumi Dunne commended Socrates for providing the functionality that enables GPs to manage the HSE’s Chronic Disease Management (CDM) programme for their patients. The ability to use the system to seamlessly send electronic prescriptions to pharmacies was also praised.

Socrates recently partnered with Billink Payments to enable patients to securely pay for their care remotely online through the click of a button. In the new year, Clanwilliam’s new patient portal app Pippo will launch to allow Socrates users to offer online bookings for patients, further streamlining the care pathway and experience for clinicians and patients.

The event, held on 1 December at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, celebrated and rewarded the achievements, innovation and resilience of the Irish healthcare sector.

Eileen Byrne, Managing Director said: “We are delighted to have won this award in such a competitive category.  We’ve been serving the Irish healthcare market for over a quarter of a century, developing software that provides healthcare professionals with the strongest possible digital foundation.

Socrates is an excellent example of how good clinical technology can enhance processes, create efficiencies and support excellent patient experiences.”

Socrates is part of Clanwilliam Ireland, the Irish based division of global healthcare group, Clanwilliam.  From its beginnings as a 3-man start up, the Irish-head quartered business now has offices on three continents, with customers in 20 countries and nearly 2 million clinical users.