Not just an IT project

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Abstract

SUMMARY

Innovative use of information technology is improving patient outcomes and making nurses' working lives easier. Nurses at a Birmingham trust are using handheld computers to record vital observations and give early warning to senior clinicians if a patient is deteriorating. The system reflects a trend for healthcare technology based around the needs of clinicians and patients.

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Clinician-led development of technology is resulting in safer patient care, reports Daloni Carlisle

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