Locala Community Partnerships improves healthcare services with an innovative private cloud
Date : 3/1/2014
We’ve realised a number of efficiency improvements in the way we work by moving to the Dell private cloud. Like other healthcare providers, we have an efficiency improvement goal and we’re on target for a planned 5 per cent reduction in costs.
Jim Barwick, Executive Director of Transformation, Locala Community Partnerships, United Kingdom
ChallengeLocala wanted to improve healthcare by integrating technology more deeply into the provision of services. A key goal was boosting caregiver access to real-time patient data while in the field.
SolutionThe healthcare provider chose a private cloud solution with single service desk from Dell. Clinicians also gained Dell Latitude laptops to connect to their cloud-based systems and for web conferencing.
Benefits• Clinicians extend hours of practice for consultations
• Patient-facing time increases by 5 per cent
• Virtual contact with patients is set to rise by 20 per cent
• Organisation wins new contracts for general practitioner (GP) surgeries
• Staff improve efficiency, helping to lower costs by 5 per cent