Bespoke Software for the Healthcare Sector
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Blueberry Health is a software development company specialising in the health sector.
We provide a full range of Bespoke Software Development and Technical Consultancy Services for healthcare organisations, and we work to HL7, ICD-10, and DMD technical healthcare standards.
If you require a customisable ‘off-the-shelf’ product or solution to improve Patient Flow Management in your hospital or healthcare organisation, we’re the right people to talk to – just take a look at our Products page for our full range.
If your requirement is more unique and unlikely to exist as an off-the-shelf product, we’re still the right people to talk to: in over a decade of creating bespoke software systems, we’ve never had a project fail. What’s more, we pride ourselves on bringing a project in on time and budget.
As a division of Blueberry Consultants, Blueberry Health has access to specialists with extremely strong technical skills and practical experience in software development across a wide range of industries – from healthcare to aerospace – allowing us to find innovative solutions that another consultancy may not have considered.
So whether you have a requirement for bespoke software or a customisable product to improve Patient Flow Management in your hospital or healthcare organisation, please call us!
Our core Software Development Services include:
Design and development of standalone Windows Applications
Blueberry is an expert developer of standalone and client-server applications for the Microsoft Windows platform. As a company, Blueberry has been developing software for Windows for over 20 years, and has worked on every major version of Windows from Windows 3.1 to Windows 10.
Bespoke Web & Online Application Development
Database Applications & Systems
Blueberry Health designs and implements database applications & systems using Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL or Oracle. Any organisation that relies on information to streamline workflow and optimise efficiency will require a database system that is accessible to the right people throughout the organisation. Blueberry Health can create a custom application to deliver the information you need directly to a PC, or we can create a Web-based application, so that the information is delivered via a Web Browser, accessible to only the users permitted access.
Cross-Platform Applications for Windows, Linux or Mac
Blueberry Health has proven expertise in developing a single program which operates on multiple operating systems, typically including Windows, Linux and Mac.
Technical Consultancy & Managed Software Projects
We provide hospitals and NHS trusts with impartial advice on how to structure software projects, and on the appropriate technical architecture for a new system. We can also help in situations where the communication between management and technical staff is not working correctly, or needs that extra clarity.
Our Technical Consultancy Service to healthcare includes:
- The creation of specifications and design documents for new software development projects.
- Development Reviews – to establish whether a development project is on the right track.
- Design and Technology reviews – to confirm that a project has the correct architecture and design, perhaps prior to investment.
Mobile Apps Expertise
Our technical expertise includes creating mobile apps for heathcare applications on leading mobile platforms, such as iPhone and Android. Blueberry has the technical skills to write applications that will run on Nokia, Apple and Blackberry phones as well as Google’s Android platform. With our skills in Web and client-server development, we can design a complete system that integrates external staff and hospital workers.
A Few Examples...
For East and North Herts NHS Trust, we implemented a complete A&E system which helps to reduce 4 hour breaches, and streamlines the interface to other departments such as X-Ray, medical records and bed management.
Project Review – or Rescue
Do you need help with an internal development project that is behind schedule, or isn’t delivering what you need? We can provide impartial advice on what needs to be done – as we did for a major NHS research organisation earlier this year. We also have plenty of experience of picking up existing projects and turning them round – no matter what state they’re in.
IT Systems Consultancy
Many NHS organisations are buying-in large IT systems from the major suppliers – and are hitting problems. Perhaps the new system doesn’t quite meet users’ requirements, or it doesn’t integrate well with other systems. Blueberry can help with this situation in two ways: first, we can help with the analysis and reporting of problems. Second, in many cases we can write additional software components to plug the gaps – at rates cheaper than those offered by the major suppliers.
Excel and Database Development
Here’s another example of how we can help. An NHS organisation was using a very large Excel sheet to manage staff utilisation – but the sheet was becoming very slow in use. We analysed the problem, and specified a small standalone program which would be 100 times faster.
If you have an information storage or distribution problem – we can solve it efficiently and quickly.
“Now that the patient management system has been operational for some time at the Lister and QEII hospitals, the benefits are really starting to emerge. In fact, the staff who originally resisted the system now threaten death if it goes offline!" Teri-ann Grange I.T. Projects Manager East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust