Consultants save time with tablets

Nuneaton's George Elliot Hospital Trust has deployed tablet PCs to 20 of its clinicians, including consultants doing ward rounds.

Nuneaton's George Elliot Hospital Trust has deployed tablet PCs to 20 of its clinicians, including consultants doing ward rounds.

The deployment, which has been paid for by Intel as part of a mobile pilot project for Connecting for Health's national IT modernisation programme, enables clinicians to access the hospital's proprietary pathology and radiology applications.

Supplier Indigo 4 adapted the applications so that they would work on thin client devices.

Duncan Robinson, George Elliot Hospital Trust's head of IT, said, "We have had to give the clinicians training in accessing the pathology and radiology systems," But he added, "There has been some quite significant time-saving demonstrated."
 

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