Winner: 2014 Scottish Life Sciences Award (Commercial Collaboration)
2015 HIE Pathfinder Accelerator Award
Transforming services for the digital age
openbrolly is using digital technology to create new opportunities in healthcare, creative and tourism.
When we created openbrolly back in 2000 we had something more than technology in mind. Having spent 15 years in large organisations using the internet to fundamentally change the way services are delivered, we created a company that brings the benefits of leading-edge information technology and data management to bespoke, real-world applications.
From mobile apps to high availability data management “in the cloud”, today we work across sectors to bring effective, innovative and sustainable solutions.
Our award winning team works across the UK, Ireland, mainland Europe and in North America. We also have great coffee if you’re passing!
ROC: Digital Solutions for Transforming Outpatient Services
openbrolly has launched ROC – Remote Outpatient Care – a revolutionary system for communicating with and managing information around patients with chromic conditions at home. We works with the NHS, charities and private healthcare providers to transform outpatient care and service delivery. In 2014 we won the Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Award for our successful collaboration with the NHS in Scotland. In 2015 we have been part of the Highlands and Islands Enterprise Life Science Pathfinder Accelerator programme.
As well as solution development, we also offer a range of consulting services for digital health developments, including technical feasibility, commercialisation review and planning and project management.
Crohn’s & Colitis Self Reporting
With financial support from Crohn’s and Colitis UK and working with NHS Highland, we have created a patient self reporting mobile app and clinician dashboard for Crohn’s and Colitis patients. This enable remote support, diagnosis and new care pathways to be created. They service is hosted within the NHS infrastructure and on openbrolly Cloud servers.
The system is now being rolled out to other NHS areas and has been trialled in Ireland.
Palliative Care at Home
Working with Highland Hospice, we are trialling a remote support portal for palliative care offering personalised advice, videos and one-to-one teleconferencing for patients who are receiving care at home.
This service includes physiotherapy advice and is being rolled out to other clinical teams.
Transforming Care after Cancer Treatment
Funded by the Macmillan Transforming Care after Treatment programme, we are developing a portal for cancer patients to access personalised advice and securely receive up-to-the-minute information about their condition. Working with a number of partners, the portal also provides signposting for both clinicial and non clinical information – such as financial advice and support for improving fitness and wellbeing.
DestiSite: Promoting Tourism Destinations
We offer a comprehensive and sustainable solution for destinations and attractions promoting their area online, on mobile and in print.
DestiSite provides a portal for accommodation providers, activity providers, restaurants and event organisers to update information, news and special offers. Onlie listsings are searchable and all visits trackable. There’s advanced features like favourites and accommodation finder.
Revenue opportunities include advertising, promoted entries on the site and ticket sales. The service in use in leading destinations including the Cairngorms National Park, Cilento National Park, North Highlands and Royal Deeside.
We also offer specialist tourism development. At CairnGorm Mountain we manage a high demand website offering up-to-the minute ski run and train information on the web and mobile. The information is also distributed in real-time to display screens across the resort. Customers love it – website hits are up and mobile traffic has seen huge gains.