Japan’s Nagasaki University Hospital has implemented enterprise mobile technology with the help of Zebra Technologies’ enterprise-class TC55 touch computer.
The teaching hospital serves the 1.3 million residents of Nagasaki prefecture, and treats more than 360,000 outpatients and 260,000 in-patients annually.
The hospital wants to introduce a new field-use terminal while upgrading its electronic medical record system in 2015 to meet the needs of future healthcare.
Mizuho Okada, head nurse, Department of Nursing, Department of Medical Informatics, Nagasaki University Hospital said, “Mobile nursing information devices give us significantly more control over safety. Our nurses can check on drug prescriptions by the bedside, just before administering injections or blood transfusions, as well as electronically record the details of the procedure with just one click.”
Mizuho added that nurses no longer need to transfer records from their memories to the patients’ files after they return to their stations. The TC55 reduces the time required for the recording process while increasing accuracy.
Zebra noted that institutions including Danat Al Emarat in Abu Dhabi, Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) in Leiden, the Netherlands, and the USL di Reggio Emilia in Italy have successfully installed TC55 solution.