We shot this video at a hospital in Sweden to show just how Intel technology is helping nurses to improve the quality of care. The Nordic region has really embraced advances in healthcare IT and has one of the highest adoption and use rates for Electronic Medical Records (EMRs) in Europe*, all driven by financial incentives for GPs to favor email/telecoms consultations, interoperability standards and decentralized regional care models.
The use of mobile devices with EMRs delivers significant benefits to nurses to help them do what they do best – care for patients – in a number of ways:
- Enables nurses to collaborate and share in real-time with colleagues and patients
- Ensures confidence that nurses have latest patient information at hand
- Reduces workload and errors due to paper-based note-taking and duplication
When a nurse spends more time providing care and less time worrying about procedures and laborious administrative tasks this can only improve the deliverable quality of care. Take a look at the video above for an insight into real-time collaboration between nurse, patient and specialist in Sweden.
We’d love to hear from nurses on how you are using new technology to deliver better care for patients. How are mobile devices making your job easier? What app/service do you use every day? And how could that be improved?
Leave me a comment below or send a tweet to @intelhealth and if you have any questions I’d be very happy to respond – let’s keep the conversation going so that we can build the future of nursing together.
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*European Electronic Health Records Market, December 2014, Frost & Sullivan.