BT REVEALS A DIGITALLY- ENABLED NHS CAN ATTRACT NEW STAFF , RELIEVE STRESS AND ENHANCE CARE
Nearly three-quarters of NHS staff believe technology could help transform patient care in England , with more than 80 % claiming it could attract more ’ digital natives ’ into the workforce , according to a new study by BT .
The research , which polled respondents at 136 different NHS and integrated care organisations within the NHS , indicates that staff view technology as a key aspect of healthcare , but the intended benefits are not always felt where they are most needed .
BT is committed to working together with the NHS to build smarter , safer and more efficient services for everyone . It says the study proves the need for new technology but also notes the challenges reported by NHS staff on how health services are adopting this tech on the frontline . Over threequarters ( 77 %) of respondents cited lack of funding as a major hurdle , while a lack of existing skills and resources
( 75 %) and areas with no connectivity ( 58 %) are also issues .
The research suggests that greater communication around technology adoption will help overcome these barriers , with half agreeing that regular feedback sessions ( 50 %), evidence of benefits ( 51 %) and having a clear roadmap ( 55 %) will improve technology adoption and enhance their own role . There are also strong calls for more co-creation during the development of solutions . The majorty ( 79 %) cite the benefits of PPI groups ( patient , public involvement ) as part of any technology design or deployment project within the NHS .
CANBERRA HOSPITAL ENHANCES PATIENT SAFETY WITH SMART DEVICES AND MESSAGING SOLUTION
Canberra Hospital provides general and tertiary acute public healthcare to the ACT and surrounding NSW region in Australia .
Canberra Hospital is the largest public hospital in the area providing care to more than 500,000 people through a range of services including acute inpatient and day services , outpatient services , women ’ s and children ’ s services , paediatrics and pathology . provided accurate geographic location . That meant juggling multiple devices when it was time to respond to a call .
ACT Health required an open standards solution that could be easily integrated and interconnected across locations within the existing infrastructure .
ACT Health works with Spectralink smart medical devices , which are medical device certified and fit within the clinical stack around the delivery of critical alarms . The ALE solution needed to provide messaging and duress alarms as well as location-based services , triggered by the alarm button on the Spectralink device .
The Adult Mental Health Unit ( AMHU ) is focused on providing a safe and supportive environment for patients with acute mental illness or disorder . Efficient messaging is critical to provide safe care for patients . Incidents that occur across the clinical space need to be responded to quickly .
At ACT Health , smart devices were only operating as phones and there was no emergency duress alarm that
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