The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust has ordered over 100 Panasonic tablet devices for its doctors and nurses to use while doing their rounds.
The CF-H1 Mobile Clinical Assistant tablets are fitted to hospital drug trolleys and allow nurses to instantly access and record information at the patients’ bedside.
The initial order for 111 units was made following an eight-week trial, which apparently concluded that by using the devices, nurses could spend 12 per cent longer with patients.
“Compared to traditional solutions, such as PCs on a trolley, the Toughbook CF-H1 drug trolley e-prescribing solution is fast, efficient and flexible,” said Mandie Sunderland, chief nurse at the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. “The Toughbooks can be easily fitted to our existing trolleys or mounted on ward walls for use by nursing staff.”
The CF-H1 is designed to be lightweight, shock and water-resistant, and can be easily disinfected.