ASHFORD, England and WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading supplier of IT systems for the care industry, Advanced Health & Care (Advanced) and GENTAG, Inc. are pleased to announce the market launch of a fully integrated wireless Near Field Communications (NFC) feature cell phone, to remotely monitor care worker visits in private homes. 4,000 GENTAG GT-601v2 NFC phones have already been deployed in the UK since June 2012.
The wireless kit uses Advanced's iConnect software, integrated with GENTAG's GT-601v2 NFC feature cell phone, to allow real-time task lists and data to care workers via their mobile phones and records their actual arrival and departure times at customers' homes using NFC technology. The need for care workers to carry around paper rosters showing where they need to be and when has been eliminated using iConnect and customers no longer need to sign pieces of paper to prove care workers' attendance at appointments.
Applications of the iConnect software include individual care worker certifications, time stamps and service calls. In the future, other customized NFC features will be added such as remote medication monitoring, billing, etc.
Jim Chase, Managing Director of Advanced Health & Care says, "As the leading mobile workforce management software for care, we partnered with GENTAG because of their expertise in the highly specialized field of NFC technology, and their ability to translate the field requirements of our care provider customers into deliverable product".
"This means we are able to deliver simple, cost effective and robust cell phones married with NFC technology that are specifically designed to support our iConnect product. Thus the GENTAG and iConnect delivers a great unified package for care providers".
The joint technology is immediately available for deployment worldwide subject to individual country certifications.
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About Advanced Health & Care www.advancedcomputersoftware.com/ahc
Advanced Health & Care is a leading supplier of IT management systems for urgent & unplanned care, homecare, residential care, hospices, mobile information for community carers and back-office management systems for NHS trusts, local authorities and care providers.
Working with partners in the NHS, local government and the private sector, Advanced Health & Care is delivering IT solutions in support of safe, efficient care delivery with integrated management information. Advanced's unique proposition is its range of integrated care solutions offering visibility of information for both the commissioner and care provider.
The Advanced Health & Care suite of products includes: Adastra, Adastra 111, Advanced Community, Advanced Mobile Communications, CareNotes, Caresys, Crosscare, eFinancials Smart Business Suite, iConnect, iNurse, & StaffPlan.
GENTAG, Inc. is a technology development company focusing on the creation of innovative, low-cost, wireless sensor technologies for cell phones and tablets. The company is developing stand-alone cloud based wireless monitoring kits that combine low cost readers and disposable wireless sensors. GENTAG and its sister company, Altivera, LLC own a unique intellectual property portfolio relating to cell-phone sensor combinations and wireless sensor networks, including Near Field Communication (NFC) sensors and diagnostic skin patches. For more information, visit www.gentag.com
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