Fil-Am developed staffing app for nurses, caregivers launches in PH
NEW YORK — After a successful launch among New York nursing home facilities last year, BackApp, an around-the-clock staffing solution has been launched in the Philippines.
The mobile app connects healthcare facilities and professionals, home-based patients, and staffing agencies that need top-notch nurses and caregivers. There are at least 23,800 health care workers deployed across the Philippines, of which 17,538 are nurses.
SLF Management Systems Inc., together with Advanced World Solutions Inc., explained that BackApp comes in three types: Long-Term Care, a solution used by affiliated staffing agencies; Acute Care, a solution for hospital-based nurse managers who are looking for last-minute staff replacements; Homecare, an easy access to private nurses and caregivers for home-based patients.
“Specifically, the Homecare BackApp aims to keep the Filipino family together by eliminating the need to send your sick family member to the hospital or nursing home. This ultimately reduces hospitalization costs, thus lessening the financial burden on the family,” says SLF Management System Inc. president & CEO Sally Nunez.
Advanced World Solutions Software Developer Bryan Bautista adds, “We are striving towards continuity of care, and in few years’ time, we aspire to bring the ‘Next Generation Electronic Health Record (EHR)’ platforms that will cater to all types of healthcare facilities (big and small) by linking fragmented systems of different health care providers and the families and communities they serve.
“We will leverage our U.S. presence, know-how, and experience to bring an outstanding level of quality healthcare and innovation in the Philippines.”
Generally, the entire suite of BackApp products runs on Android version 4.4 (KitKat) and up and on iOS version 10 and up. It also has a back-office system that let case managers and administrative staff to closely monitor each nurse or caregiver on duty.