HOW SMART DATA CAPTURE WILL REVOLUTIONISE HOSPITAL PROCESSES
Luciane Ragni , Industry Solutions Manager Healthcare at Scandit , talks to us about the current state of nursing in the UK and how technology can help alleviate some of the pressures staff are facing .
With one in 10 nurse posts in England left unfilled , the Royal College of Nursing ( RCN ) has stated that the current shortage of staff is posing a risk to patient care and safety . Nurses are feeling mentally , physically and emotionally exhausted and are even striking for the first time in the RCN ’ s 106-year history .
The situation has reached a breaking point . The healthcare industry needs to take action to improve nurses ’ day-to-day working processes and reduce the amount of those leaving the profession early due to burnout and stress . Healthcare organisations are competing to attract talent and reassure their nursing staff they will be supported by processes , systems and technology to keep them productive and engaged .
One might not immediately associate nurses ’ workloads with barcode scanning and other data capture tasks , but in fact , numerous critical elements of their work