Smart card technology can improve efficiency

Posted on September 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Data management service company Adicarte Technology Ltd (ATL) and Gemplus International, a leading provider of solutions facilitated by smart cards, have launched Smart Care, a smart card-based service designed to increase efficiency in homecare service provision. Adicarte and Gemplus say the new service is the first in the world to use SMS messages from dual-slot mobile telephones to monitor service delivery to users, capturing key information such as the exact time home visits occur and what services are delivered. In turn, this is said to allow care managers to schedule human resources more efficiently and enable more accurate billing. The Smart Care service meets an increased demand from the social services and health sectors for a more accurate time management system, and a number of social care departments have already identified the service as their preferred solution. ATL managing director Nigel MacDonald said that, with continued growth in the number of “critical visits” by health visitors and care a

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