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Study Reveals Nurses Reluctant to Use TabletPCs

Spyglass Consulting Group, a market intelligence firm and consultancy, announced the results of a comprehensive market study on mobile computing usage among nurses in the healthcare industry. Spyglass interviewed 100 nursing professionals nationwide to better understand how nurses are using mobile computing solutions at the bedside and how these solutions can be used to solve existing workflow inefficiencies. 

Results found that more than 90 percent of nurses surveyed are reluctant to use TabletPCs for bedside nursing. Nurses reported the TabletPC is an inappropriate form factor because TabletPCs are too fragile, too heavy, and too large and an inadequate battery life.

Mobile Solutions Gaining Momentum 

Patient safety concerns have driven 56 percent of healthcare organizations surveyed to implement departmental mobile initiatives with mobile computer carts. These carts enable nurses to: 

  • Generate structured clinical documentation
  • Automate safety checks and procedures through bar code technology 
  • Access information on-demand
  • Automate vital sign data collection
  • Facilitate real-time communications amongst all care team members 
  •  Practice evidence-based nursing 

Challenges for Widspread Deployment

While an increasing number of healthcare organizations are implementing mobile nursing solutions, a significant number of challenges exist for widespread deployment including:

  • Clinician adoption to migrate nurses from paper to automated processes
  • Healthcare IT vendors delivering quality products for nursing
  • Priority of nursing automation for healthcare organization
  • Lack of funding

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