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Healthcare IT

A new e-form makes it easier and quicker to report patient safety incidents

Improving patient safety in primary care Subscription Required


Shared learning and better incident reporting can help primary care organisations to improve patient safety.

Electronic records take time to fill in leading to shortcuts that can be misinterpreted

Applying speech-to-text systems in documentation Subscription Required


Implementing speech-to-text systems for nursing documentation requires a cultural change in the way nurses view record keeping.

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Managing shifts through e-rostering Subscription Required


A trust introduced e-rostering to ensure fairer, safer shifts for staff and to improve care

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New technology in practice

Continence advice by telehealth for young people

Continence advice by telehealth for young people Subscription Required


Continence problems can limit the lives of young people with spina bifida. A nurse-led telehealth clinic used Skype for remote discussions to develop their independence

Using telemedicine for acute stroke assessment

Using telemedicine for acute stroke assessment Subscription Required


Early, accurate assessment of stroke is essential if patients are to receive timely, effective treatment. Telemedicine can provide rapid access to expert assessment

Doctor using wireless technology

Effect of telehealth on acute and emergency care


Telehealth can exploit modern technology to allow patients to manage their conditions at home, reducing the need for primary care and hospital visits

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Embrace technology to benefit staff and, ultimately, patients

'Embrace technology to benefit staff and, ultimately, patients' Subscription Required


With the pace of technological developments ever increasing and people becoming more aware of the possibilities this offers, there is greater expectation and demand from patients for us to use technology to deliver higher standards of care and support.

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It’s just not good enough in 2014 to say ‘I don’t do technology’

It’s just not good enough in 2014 to say ‘I don’t do technology’


The term “nursing informatics” is often used and misused in healthcare, Anne Cooper from NHS England explains what it really means and how it affects each and every one of you

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