Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Technology to Boost Nursing Efficiency

The American Academy of Nursing Workforce Commission claims that increased use of technology in the healthcare workflow can make nursing practice more safe and efficient. The study of 25 hospitals and health systems, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation stated that increased use of IT could free nurses to spend more active time with patients...MORE

Wireless Devices Used to Monitor Patients with COPD

Health researchers in Canada will arm patients with wireless BlackBerry devices that they can use to report symptoms daily. The goals of the study are to establish the viability of the wireless reporting system and to evaluate the impact of early detection of exacerbations of COPD....MORE