Category list : Healthcare IT
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'We need to start trusting people'Subscription
Having come into nursing from an industrial software background, Jayne is able to take a step back and see how the two industries could learn from one another
Using texts to increase access to school nursesSubscription
A project to make school nursing services in two secondary schools more accessible enabled young people to contact their school nurse using a mobile texting service
Using telemedicine for acute stroke assessmentSubscription
Early, accurate assessment of stroke is essential if patients are to receive timely, effective treatment. Telemedicine can provide rapid access to expert assessment
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
This article explores the concept of using online questionnaires to carry out nursing research. It discusses options for nurses who do not have advanced technical IT skills for electronic distribution of survey questionnaires.
The Countess of Chester Hospital Foundation Trust has created a digital coordination centre to manage nursing rotas according to patient acuity and streamline bed allocations. This initiative won the Technology and Data in Nursing category in the 2018 Nursing Times Awards
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
A landmark report has highlighted how the true potential of technology to revolutionise the NHS will only be realised though investment in staff training.
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
An innovation that stores essential patient information on one barcode wristband has been shown to improve safety and efficiency in blood transfusion checking