Category list : Healthcare IT
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Nurses’ workload is underestimated and data fails to capture the complexity of their roles. Nurse leaders need to ensure healthcare data reflects the work of nursing staff
Automated triage and “bedside robots” are among technological innovations that could help address staffing shortages and free up nurses to spend more time with patients, according to a major review of health and social care.
Charity begins pilot of online bereavement services Subscription
Health and social care charity Sue Ryder is to pilot an online bereavement service to support people dealing with grief.
A London trust has piloted the use of an electronic handheld device to record patients’ whereabouts and arousal levels on its inpatient unit for adults with autism
The NHS aims to become paperless by 2018. One trust has successfully implemented an electronic maternity records system accessible by all staff in all settings
Using online tools to treat alcohol misuseSubscription
Stigma and difficulty accessing services may prevent people from seeking treatment for alcohol misuse, but digital tools can overcome some of the barriers they experience
Using cameras in care homes to safeguard residents is controversial but, seen from a different perspective, there may be ways the technology can be used effectively
Computers and nursing didn't always mixSubscription
Some 35 years ago I wrote an article called ‘Computers in Nursing’, which was published in a national nursing journal. The aim of this article was to familiarise nurses with what computers were and how they worked.
Nicola Easton vividly remembers the first time staff at her hospital used an electronic holistic needs assessment (eHNA) with a cancer patient. It was, she says, “a revelation”.
Patient safety has become such a core element of healthcare that you might be forgiven for thinking it had always been a priority for healthcare providers and health professional