Posted by:15 October, 2012
How can we use technology to improve patient care?
The government is to spend £140m technology and leadership training for nurses and midwives in order to “improve care and beat bureaucracy”.
The government said £100m would be offered to the NHS for nurses and midwives to spend on new technology intended to “free up time for patient care and help make essential patient details instantly available on the ward, at the bedside or in the community”.
Technology highlighted included digital pens and other handheld mobile devices intended to speed up access to patient and treatment information, while reducing time spent on form filling.
Nurses and midwives will decide “what kit is best for their own workplace”, the government said.
What technology would help you provide better patient care?
From Behind the Rituals
Why do you do the things you do? How much of nursing practice is based on ritual and myth and how much on sound evidence? If you have a ritual you’d like to discuss here, email firstname.lastname@example.org