Both patients and providers can benefit from the inclusion of nurses when designing and implementing new technologies in healthcare settings. The nurses can offer valuable insights into workflows, clinical implications and technology usability. It is important to ensure the system will be effective, efficient and easy-to-use.
The electronic health records (EHRs) are a good example of how nurses can be involved in technology design. The EHRs have an impact on nurses’ daily tasks. EHRs are more effective when nurses participate in the process of designing them. This allows for better patient care by customizing the system to their needs.
The inclusion of nurses into the development and implementation of new technology is not limited to the early stages. The nurses should be included in ongoing technology evaluations and improvements. It is important to ensure technology continues to be useful and effective over time.
Nurses can have financial advantages in addition to those for the patients and the healthcare professionals. Involving nurses in the design and implementation of technology can have financial benefits.
Summary: Inclusion of nurses in design and implementation is vital for success and quality in patient care. The involvement of nurses can improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and usability of technology, leading to improved outcomes for patients and a financial benefit for healthcare organizations.