Today, it’s essential to provide nurses and other front-line caregivers with the tools to support clinical workflows while reducing cognitive burden associated with documentation and navigating digital health devices and platforms.
Simplifying clinical workflows and making caregivers’ jobs easier by deploying technologies like smart beds that can sense patients’ conditions and unified mobile communications and nurse call platforms can go a long way toward shaping whether nurses will be able to work smarter, not harder.
Amid this shifting landscape, health care leaders are challenged to deliver a more connected, interoperable digital health ecosystem to collect information, improve nursing communications, and provide more time for patient engagement.
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Key Take Aways
Here is what our experts had to say:
Technology should enhance the nursing team workflow, not create additional work.
Synchronize, automate and enable technology to connect to the electronic record.
Strive to reduce steps and duplicative efforts for the care team.
Care Solutions at Baxter
Cyndy Banik Dunlap, DNP, RN
VP of Nursing/CNO
Robyn Begley, DNP, RN
Chief Executive Officer
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