Die Fusion von Pflege- und Technologie-Expertise

Mit uns erleben Sie das riesige Potenzial für die Pflege, wenn smarte Pflegeexperten und innovative Technik für ein gemeinsames Ziel zusammentreffen. Wir arbeiten unermüdlich daran, die Pflegefachkräfte zu entlasten. Entdecken Sie die Möglichkeiten mit NursIT!

Pflegeverständnis

Unsere Software wird mit Pflegefachkräften entwickelt und orientiert sich an den Prozessen der realen Pflegepraxis. Durch intelligente Allgorithmen und smarte Technologien reduzieren sich die Aufwände signifikant. Dies schafft ein attraktives Arbeitsumfeld für die Pflege und steigert zudem die Mitarbeiterzufriedenheit und die Versorgungsqualität.

Pflegetransparenz

Pflegeleistungen und Pflegebedarf werden durch unsere IT-Instrumente transparent. Dadurch können abrechnungsrelevante Informationen automatisch abgeleitet und Ressourcen genauer gesteuert werden. Dies erhöht die Planungs- und Entscheidungssicherheit und leistet einen großen Beitrag zur vollständigen Erlössicherung. Die Pflege kann damit ihren Anteil an der Wertschöpfung aufzeigen.

Pflegeprozesse

Durch die mobile Anwendung direkt beim Patienten, eine hohe Vernetzbarkeit (Interoperabilität) mit anderen Gesundheitstechnologien und eine Strukturierung der zugrundeliegenden Pflegeprozesse, entstehen digitale Pflege-Workflows mit hohem Nutzen für die Pflegefachkräfte und Patienten. Dies schafft Struktur, Verbindlichkeit, Nachhaltigkeit und Qualität

Intelligente Software zur Entlastung der Pflege

Die nursIT hat erstmals einen digitalen Workflow für die professionelle Pflege entwickelt. Es geht nicht nur, wie bei anderen IT-Produkten für die Pflege, um die Dokumentation, sondern vielmehr um die Strukturierung und Automatisierung von Tätigkeiten der Pflegenden. In der Folge führt der Einsatz der digitalen Instrumente von nursIT dazu, den Aufwand für die Dokumentation und die Logistik deutlich und nachhaltig zu reduzieren. Damit werden Kapazitäten für die Zuwendung zum Patienten freigesetzt. Der Einsatz der Instrumente von nursIT verbessert somit nicht nur die Nutzung der Personalressourcen, sondern führt durch die qualitative Verbesserung des Workflows zu einer Optimierung und spürbaren Erleichterung des Arbeitsalltags von Pflegenden in Gesundheitseinrichtungen. Im Ergebnis fördert nursIT zudem wesentlich die Verbesserung der Behandlungsqualität und Sicherheit für den Patienten.

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Care Crisis and No Care Strategy?

On a daily basis, the media reports on the ever-increasing perception of nurses’ deficit. Operations are moved and stations closed. Even the “Day of hand disinfection” on 12 November 2017 was terminated prematurely by many clinics, as a correct hand disinfection cost about 2 hours per employee and shift. Time taht the nursing staff does not have. This already entails up to 60% documentation effort, unstructured processes and the supply of up to 13 patients per nursing staff. And yet, pen and paper are still used for documentation in more than 70% of the facilities [in Germany].

Where is the Care Strategy?

In all the dramatic reports, it should be considered that the relief of nurses in all health care facilities should be at the top of the nursing strategies. But the drama often begins there. Many facilities have a medicine strategy, but not a nursing strategy? As an just-there-anyway resource and cost factor, care was not rated as really system-relevant. Now it is more important than ever that the health care institutions set the long- and medium-term targets, in particular in terms of process control, digitization and qualification. These should then enter into a nursing strategy with appropriate measures, defined resources and a cost-benefit analysis. Such a strategy can already be used to anticipate future decisions (on care offers and concepts), as well as defining a framework or decision-making framework for personnel, budget and investment planning. And the most important thing is that the nurses receive transparency on the planned nursing goals and concepts of the respective employer. This is the only way to clarify the goal of the trip and increase the attractiveness of the work environment, as well as the employee loyalty. Who would like to work with an employer who defines the goal of a satisfactory care? (Note: I have already said in a clinic)

And how is it with you? Is there a nursing strategy in your institution?

Care must decide on their tools!

Last but not least, the nursing strategy should also be the prerequisite for all tertiary and, of course, the IT department. This is the only way to check the requirements for a technological support that is easy to maintain against the real implementation (for example in the HIS) and to justify necessary adjustments or procurements. In this way, the frequently non-goal-oriented discussions about “clinical software only from one source” and “we do not want interfaces” can be terminated and finally genuine benefits and relief for nurses are created. And not just the expenses can be reduced, but also the costs and risks. And with the right software (such as CareIT Pro), the billing-relevant key figures can even be generated automatically and thus unrealized revenues can be saved.

Care Straregy and Operational Topics have to be separated

Everyday life of care management is today characterized by many, hardly solvable, operational tasks. And it is hardly surprising that the strategic view of the current problems is clouded. Here, however, in the long run reacting only from situation to situation would be wrong. NursIT Institute can provide the necessary time and expertise and, together with management, create a nursing strategy for the next 8 – 10 years.

5 Arguments (or Excuses?) Against the Digitization of Care

It is astonishing that because of the lack of specialist skills in the nursing care, more and more operations are postponed, old people’s homes and stations have to be closed, and more than 70% of nursing staff still documents with paper and pen. Digitization relieves the burden of care and generates revenues!

As a rule, the nurses themselves do not usually decide about their digital tools. And so it is hardly surprising that the administration or the IT departments often have their own view and arguments on these topics. And these are very often the same:

“We are already doing care in our HIS and want everything from one source” – How lucky is the nursing staff? Has your HIS provider ever shown you how much time and effort the nurses save? How strongly does the HIS systematically automate?
“We do not have time and money for the introduction of a care software” – What does a closed station cost? In addition, a modern nursing expert software even generates revenues and can pay for itself. And in the absence of time one must inevitably think of the wood catcher, who is struggling with a dull ax. He needs three times longer, but has no time to sharpen it.
These are just two arguments (or excuses) against digitization in nursing. You can view the entire presentation here [German]:

 

These Competences are Required by “Nursing Computer Technicians” Today

The establishment of a staff unit “Digital transformation in the care” and the occupation with a care informer is a sensible first step before digitization projects in the care. Trained nursing information technicians (nursing informatics) in Germany will certainly be searched for in vain. Nursing specialists with appropriate qualifications are then more likely to be found.

But what is nursing informatics?

There are many definitions of the term “nursing informatics”. While in the German-speaking world nursing information was defined as the application of computer science in the professional care of people, the term “nursing informatics” exists in the English-speaking world, which goes far beyond this definition.

“[…] nursing informatics more, namely, the combination of computer science, information science and nursing science.” (1989 Graves and Corcoran)

 

This definition shows that nursing informatics is not just the use of information technologies. This also shows the intersection of information science and nursing science.

For the European area nursing informatics can be defined as follows:

 

 

“Nursing informatics is the integration of information and nursing science into health care and healthcare through information and communication technologies. It is a support process of nursing and training, as well as care, project, process and quality management in health care facilities “(H.Mania 2008)

 

What competences should a “nursing informatic” bring or acquire?

Since in Germany no direct course of study “nursing informatics” can be documented at universities, interested nurses have to qualify elsewhere. For this, it is important to know what competences a nursing assistant needs in his professional life. In summary, a “nursing infomatic” must understand the complex relationships between the following elements:

  • Data, information, knowledge and wisdom
  • Nursing science, information science, computer science
  • Nurses, people, health and the environment
  • Information structures, information technologies, information management and communication of information.

In addition, a “nursing informatic” should have knowledge or skills in the following areas:

  • EHealth, mHealth and clinical IT systems or IT infrastructure including interface standards such as HL7, DICOM etc.
  • Usability and software development
  • Regulatory requirements for medical devices, especially software as a medical device
  • Support and training
  • Terminologies and safeguarding the future of care
  • Data protection and data safety
  • Technology lifecycle (planning, process and requirement analysis, specification, selection, training, adaptation, introduction, evaluation, risk management and operation)

In the next post, the fields of tasks and perspectives of nursing informatics will be examined in more detail.

If you would like to qualify as a nursing assistant, the new online course “Specialist for IT in Care” could be a first step. We are happy to advise you!

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