Forma-care

Forma-care

Forma Care are a leading supplier of continence products in Germany and the UK, providing to the NHS and direct to the private sector.

Forma Care required a development partner to help extend their reach from simply supplying products, to providing a fully integrated end-to-end digital service for Continence Nurses.

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Forma Care are a leading supplier of continence products in Germany and the UK, providing to the NHS and direct to the private sector.

Forma Care required a development partner to help extend their reach from simply supplying products, to providing a fully integrated end-to-end digital service for Continence Nurses.

Requirement

Forma Care recognised an opportunity to streamline the assessment and ordering process carried out daily by Continence Nurses within the NHS. They required a mobile app which would allow staff to record a patient assessment digitally before generating a prescription order for continence supplies which would be sent direct to the warehouse for fulfillment.  The intention was for the app to replace multiple paper-based processes and cut the time between assessment and supply of products significantly.

STCS were commissioned to take a proof of concept and develop it through to a production ready app while working with Forma Care to build in additional features which had been identified.

The app was built using the Ionic cross-platform framework to allow deployment of iOS, Android and Web apps from a single code base. A custom admin system was developed as an Ionic web app with server-side functionality in Node.js. The system connects to an external warehouse ERP system via an API and includes email capability to send assessments to the relevant department.

Outcomes

Forma Care aim to provide the app to their NHS clients as an enhancement to their existing services.  It can be configured to interface with current systems and help to digitise and streamline paper heavy processes.

Key tasks

Discovery

Project Management

Mobile App Development

API Integrations

Support