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Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Nurses get wireless access to patient cancer records

Nurses get wireless access to patient cancer records: "The Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology%2C Merseyside%2C has installed a wireless nursing information system that allows bedside access to patient records.%0D%0AThe system%2C from IMS MAXIS%2C makes a large amount of data available to nurses through computer terminals and a wireless connection. All clinicians using the system can access it through a security key and update and view details including all admission documents%2C medications%2C and also demographics and lifestyle habits.%0D%0AIt also interfaces with the hospital%27s patient administration system and radiotherapy scheduling system%2C so full details to the clinical record can be accessed.%0D%0AAnne Bedford%2C training manager at CCO%2C said that some nurses had initial teething troubles but are now extremely positive about the system%3A %22Moving some staff from a situation of being terrified of computers to becoming real advocates of %27their%27 system%2C even to the point of requesting modifications to get more out of it%2C has been enormously satisfying and shows a real buy-in to the system.%22"


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