A US website reports that a prototype room includes a system that scans employees’ badges when they enter a patient’s room and automatically displays patient information as appropriate.
“Should a physician enter the room, for example, the patient’s full medical information would immediately display on a computer screen, allowing the doctor to update the record in real time. However, a nurse would be able to view only information relevant to the patient’s medical history and care requirements, while housekeeping staff members would see only information pertaining to their job.”
Presumably the basics need to be right first.
Cerner Unveils Hospital Room of the future – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website
United Arab Emirates to use Cerner at 12 hospitals – October 2008
NPfIT harmed by poor communications – IT Projects blog, Dec 2008
Long-term NPfIT users lacked confidence in NPfIT Care Records Service data – Audit Commission report – IT Projects Blog, Dec 2008
Government plans for London NHS IT in tatters – Computer Weekly, Nov 2008
Cerner immune to economic troubles? – July 2008