PlunketPlus – the new electronic client information system that will enhance the way Plunket nurses work – is now being tested externally with our clients.
A group of 10 nurses and health workers are testing PlunketPlus in two Auckland suburbs – Sylvia Park and Otahuhu – and have a current workload of approximately 4,000 clients. Every child seen will have their information recorded electronically via the use of a mobile tablet device.
The purpose of this testing is to see how the system performs in a normal working environment, over several months. This testing is part of the first stage of a four stage implementation programme, which will eventually see PlunketPlus rolled out throughout New Zealand.
General Manager of Service Delivery Brenda Hynes says “PlunketPlus will connect us in new ways with our clients and other service providers across New Zealand, and will transform the way we access information at the point of care with the children and families we work with.”
Plunket’s determination to remain relevant with families and their needs is also a key factor behind the development of PlunketPlus, along with enabling staff and volunteers to work in closer and more effective partnerships, improving health outcomes and freeing up nurses’ time to care.
“We still have quite a journey in front of us. But we have made great progress in what is a very complex project that reaches across our organisation.”