Accunurse Voice Technology Featured In 4th Edition Of Nursing Informatics Textbook

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AccuNurse® (http://www.accunurse.com) is pleased to announce that its voice technology for the long-term care industry is featured as a chapter in the 4th Edition of Nursing Informatics: Where Technology and Caring Meet, a textbook for nursing students. The textbook, published by Springer, Inc., draws insight from a leading healthcare initiative known as Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER).

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We’re always pleased to have validation in the work we’re doing to make the lives of caregivers more efficient

Pittsburgh, PA October 13, 2010 -- AccuNurse® (http://www.accunurse.com) is pleased to announce that its voice technology for the long-term care industry is featured as a chapter in the 4th Edition of Nursing Informatics: Where Technology and Caring Meet, a textbook for nursing students. The textbook, published by Springer, Inc., draws insight from a leading healthcare initiative known as Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform (TIGER).

The chapter, Extending Care: Voice Technology, highlights the transformation of voice from global supply chain applications to health care applications, supporting mobile workers, including nurses and other members of the care-giving team. The needs of nurses are also referenced, including the work of the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the American Academy of Nursing for a research project called, “Technology Targets: A Synthesized Approach for Identifying and Fostering Technological Solutions to Workflow Inefficiencies on Medical/Surgical Units.”1

The RWJF-funded study found that nurses do not want to be passive consumers of technology and are disappointed with current technologies that lead to ‘workarounds’ and take time away from their patients. Nurses indicated the need for executives and technology vendors to “listen to the voice of the staff.” Several major themes emerged from the study in terms of what nurses indicated they want from technology solutions:

  •     Devices that are “smart,” voice-activated, portable and/or wireless
  •     Systems that provide tracking, documentation and communication functions
  •     Interoperability of systems

“We’re always pleased to have validation in the work we’re doing to make the lives of caregivers more efficient,” said Jim Rock, president of Vocollect Healthcare Systems.
“We’re seeing first-hand how voice is helping to transform the culture of our customer organizations. This is the result of using voice for more accurate, real-time data capture at the point of care, but also guided by clinical solutions experts who work in conjunction with facilities to help enable better clinical decisions and outcomes. Together, it’s a winning combination for the caregiver and the healthcare organization and we’re pleased to be at the forefront of this transformation.”

Written by lead author, Debra M. Wolf, RN, PhD from the Department of Nursing, Slippery Rock University; the chapter also focuses on specific applications of voice in both acute care and long-term care settings.

About AccuNurse
AccuNurse (http://www.accunurse.com) provides sound business guidance and data-driven clinical outcomes to long-term care’s leading facilities. Through its CliniFusion model, which couples the depth and knowledge of senior clinical advisors with the power of voice technology, the company has taken a leadership role in preparing long-term care for 2014 reform, streamlining the work of the caregiver, and making substantial and lasting improvements to the performance of their facilities. This ‘fused’ approach to achieving clinical outcomes is what empowers AccuNurse to address problems no one else can. AccuNurse is part of Vocollect, Inc., the global leader in delivering voice technology to mobile workers on six continents.

AccuNurse® is a registered trademark of Vocollect Healthcare Systems.

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