Over the past five years, care homes in Northern European countries have waved goodbye to time-consuming paperwork and forever vanishing post-its, hailing digitization and cloud benefits. With Sekoia at their hands, care homes are now fighting the lack of overview and documentation frenzy.
Welcome to your typical care home taking good care of the gray gold population. This is a sector with monumental pains following the double demographic challenge, aggregating a serious burden – only to be solved using smarter ways of working.
“We tried very hard and spent a lot of time on complicated handovers. The result was more incidents than our professional pride would allow. We tried various solutions to bring down the number of incidents – from checklists to advanced calendars – but nothing worked. When we heard about the excellent experiences others had with Sekoia, we decided to try it for ourselves,” social and health worker Charlotte Jensen from Holbaek Municipality explained.
All caregiver information in one place
Sekoia is a digital apps platform for care homes that frees up time for actual care work, enabling better-quality workflow and accompanying client benefits.
“With this system, we create a smoother day for both residents and employees. We can also see that we are able to save time in terms of task handovers and planning our days as the system allows us to view all the day’s tasks as well as the tasks for each resident. This means that as we create a less stressful day, we are also able to save quite a bit financially,” said Councillor Brian Skov Nielsen from Odense Municipality.
Powered by Microsoft Azure
Built on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, Sekoia offers its clients low-cost, flexible solutions. Azure SQL Database enables Sekoia to bring up new databases in seconds, compared to hours or days with traditional datacentres. Additionally, Azure’s drag-and-drop functionality handles any size of database, supporting very large transactions and various traffic scenarios with users coming online at different hours.
Sekoia has been able to eliminate time and costs associated with maintaining infrastructure such as updating serversas Azure provides automatic updates. As a result, Sekoia can concentrate on enhancing its apps and services while keeping everything continuously available.
“Sekoia is taking advantage of the flexibility and scalability the cloud offers to quickly develop and deploy services and solutions which is essential for the care industry,” said Elena Bonfiglioli, Senior Director, Europe Healthcare at Microsoft Corp. “Microsoft Azure simplifies what is an otherwise complex and often costly set-up in app development.
[Sekoia Facts and Figures]
- Sekoia has around 10,000 users throughout Northern Europe.
- More than 1 million care notes and tasks are completed in Sekoia every month.
- Microsoft Azure provides Sekoia with 99.95 percent service availability