A tablet app to support communications between home care nurses
"Kango" is a smartphone/table app designed to improve the efficiency and minimized duplicated clerical work. This could be achieved as a result of replacing the task of recording on paper with apps installed in the tablet operations.
Kango not only enables the link of information with the office, but it also connects the information with local professional such as doctors and care managers.
According to the "regulation reform/industry creation verification project in fields related to medical treatment and care (survey instrumental to improved and stabler management by care/nursing operators by means of IT utilization, etc.)" Kango was formed under the initiative of the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in 2011, with focus on local inclusive care systems and the systematic implementation of 24-hour fixed-rate home care. A specific designed home care/nursing app is the center of this solution, recognized for improving the efficiency of care workers/nurses and those in charge of providing services as a result of tablet terminals used to leave behind a detailed record of services implemented whenever needed.
Kango is compatible with AndroidOS tablet PCs. However, the recommendation is for the 5.5 to 7" models, as they can be held single-handedly by women workers, recommendable in consider the working behavior of these professionals.
Support for iOS: coming in 2016.
The current reporting process at home nursing sites, considered indispensable for the cooperation with doctors, ,has been a burdensome for nurses and professionals. With Kaigo, this load work can finally be reduced and optimized. Also, since such reports of home visits are now documented as data in the cloud server, information can now be shared in real time, preventing missing reports and optimizing the sharing process, resulting in the improvement of the quality of nursing. This is a great handover scenario for Home care system.
Reimei-kai Medical Corp., Home Nursing Care Station Kitade
This corporation has home care nurses and a staff of 40 or more working primarily in rehabilitation nursing. The sharing of information with doctors is the most important part of their duties. However, it is often the case that they cannot obtain the information they need and are left to fight for themselves at home sites. However, as a result of installing Kango, home sites can now be visualized, all users' (patients') progress is now documented as data and they can swap information with not just those in their stations but also with doctors in real time.