Just watched Sky News presenting a report from Coventry Hospital where it is being reported that patients lives have been saved, in the 100's. How?. They are basically now 'paper free' and patients notes are all reported on tablets.
The types of questions asked were, "Do you have any nausea', 'What level of pain do you feel out of 10". Whist that is normal questioning the fact the nurse does not have to write the information on a piece of paper which maybe gets lost, cannot be read correctly or has to be diagnosed and is subject to human interpretation the tablet gives a faster, more accurate response to the diagnosis and obviously quicker care needs can be put in place for the patient.
The cost is higher but I suppose that is debatable if patient care is being provided quicker and the need for intensive care does not follow at presumably a high price both financially and in staff time.
It mentioned only 2 hospitals using this system and it made total sense to me. Does anybody on GN know of another hospital using this system? . If so do you know the findings?
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