Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust: Demonstrating the Business Value of Optimized Workflows Base on Mobile POC Technologies

As part of ongoing efforts to improve operations efficiency, enhance quality of care, and add value to the patient experience, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust undertook a pilot with Intel Corporation and iSOFT Group to evaluate the impact of mobile point-of-care (MPOC) technologies on phlebotomist workflows in an acute elder care ward. Ten phlebotomists were equipped with innovative portable computers based on Intel’s mobile clinical assistant (MCA) reference design. They followed an optimized workflow that took advantage of their ability to access clinical information in real time and chart their work at the bedside.