Intense work continues to prepare our workplaces for Connect Care launch. We make much of "going digital" but may not appreciate all the technology that must be in place to free us from paper constraints.
The technologies of immediate interest to clinicians allow us to directly interact with the clinical information system (CIS). These devices are "non-medical" to the extent that they are not subject to regulations governing medical measurements or interventions (medical devices).
The Connect Care non-medical device mix will include, in addition to conventional desktop computers, mobile workstations, wall-mounted large-screen dashboard displays, notebook computers and tablets. The Information Technology team has released a video demonstrating some inpatient non-medical devices planned for Connect Care: