Six technologies have been named by analysts as having the potential to improve workflow and communication for nurse, while boosting patient care.
The six technologies were highlighted in the article, "Beyond E-Health Records: Technologies That Enhance Care Delivery," written by Fran Turisco, research principal, and Jared Rhoads, senior research analyst, for Emerging Practices in CSC's Healthcare Group.
The analysts looked at whether the technology improved efficiency, safety, care quality or streamlined communications for nurses in a hospital setting. The most important criteria for choosing the technology was that it had been successfully implemented and its impact measured, said Turisco.
The analysts acknowledged that although the EHR did not make the list, it is the underpinning of all the technologies.
The six technologies that met the criteria included: