Orlando Health has started a phased rollout of Rover, an ELLiE mobile application, to enhance patient care and improve workflow efficiency for nurses.

The healthcare system launched a pilot program at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando Health Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Orlando Health — Health Central Hospital, Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital, Orlando Health Horizon West Hospital, Orlando Health South Lake Hospital, Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital and Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.

During the pilot program, Orlando Health distributed an initial supply of 220 iPhone 13s with the app installed.

Through Rover, nurses have on-the-go access to patient information, plus the ability to document medication administration and collaborate with a patient’s care team using the secure chat feature. The app also enables nurses to facilitate lab collections, input a doctor’s orders and record a patient’s vitals.

“With the enormous number of patient care tasks required during a shift, nurses must have tools that are easy to use and improve their performance, alleviating the burden of documentation that can hinder daily progress,” said Kim Malinowski, RN, senior director, Nursing Informatics, Orlando Health. “More important than convenience for nurses, the Rover app will be a step-up in our patient safety capabilities.”

The app is expected to go-live in all Orlando Health nursing units within the 2024 – 2025 timeframe.

“We are excited about introducing Rover as a new asset to our care-delivery team at Orlando Health,” said Darius Love, assistant vice president, Workforce Optimization and Redesign, Orlando Health. “Through leveraging technology, we can create avenues and spaces that give our team members time back in their shift, we can create efficiencies that positively impact patient care and we can create environments of innovative thinking that will continue to be beneficial to us as we reimagine care.”