Tap on technology gives clinician’s more time for patient care
Monday 15 May 2017
Clinicians across Queensland have gained thousands of ‘extra’ hours thanks to a swipe-on/swipe-off computer log-in system allowing them to quickly and securely access patient information at different workstations across the hospital.
The Rapid Access Workstations Service (RAWS), provided by eHealth Queensland, enables clinicians to simply swipe their ID card and have near instant access to patient information, saving more than 1400 hours per month in previously lost login time.
“Reducing the time our clinicians spend doing simple tasks like entering a username and password is saving us thousands of hours and freeing them up to do more important work like saving lives,” Dr Richard Ashby, Chief Executive, eHealth Queensland said.
“Time is one thing we can’t get enough of in healthcare so any tools that give us more free time for patient care is certainly welcome.
“The technology advancements that usually get the fanfare are the big, shiny changes but seemingly simple upgrades like RAWS are improving the healthcare we deliver to Queensland patients.
“More than 13,000 staff are already benefiting from the system with more users set to join.
“Rolling out any new technology like this across the state must be implemented incrementally to ensure it runs smoothly and efficiently and staff can gain the maximum benefit,” said Dr Ashby.