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Clinicians clamour for collaborative ‘clinical cockpit’ app

A New Zealand-developed app is allowing simultaneous sharing of patient notes, tasks and secure instant messaging by care team members. Danielle Spencer and Christine Baxter share with NURSING REVIEW why the nurses at Christchurch Hospital’s general surgery wards are such ardent fans.

Webscope: Informatics / Campaign for Action

Improving health through nursing and informatics are the focus of the latest website recommendations from Kathy Holloway.

Smartphone speeds up ED to ward bed transition

Whangarei nurse PETER WOODS outlines how using a smartphone cut out the 'middleman' and got ED patients more quickly allocated a ward bed.

Nightingale the first informatics nurse?

Technology will never replace the art of nursing … but it can make the job a darned sight easier. FIONA CASSIE talks to Michelle Honey, the chair of the Nursing Informatics group, about nurses using information technology to improve health care.

Nurse teaches safe sleep through doll-play video

An innovative video created by a public health nurse introduces the safe sleep message to pre-schoolers through doll-play.

Don’t read what you don’t need

Patient privacy breaches have been hitting the headlines. The infamous ‘eel’ x-ray in Auckland led to staff dismissals, and spying on cricket star Jesse Ryder’s clinical notes resulted in four clinicians facing disciplinary action. Nurse-turned-lawyer ROBIN KAY looks at the legal and ethical issues for nurses around accessing patient records – particularly now that unauthorised reading of a file leaves an ‘electronic fingerprint’.

App of the month: Babble

New app for parents of neonatal babies.

Fun app for learning te reo health terms

Unsure what 'hot', 'sore' or 'unwell' is in te reo? Then a new game app for teaching common health terms used in Māori could be for you.

App of the month: FoodSwitch

FoodSwitch - Health Navigator review of a NZ-developed nutrition app that helps people find out more about the food products available on their local supermarket shelf. 

Obesity awareness: childhood growth charts go electronic

South Island children's growth records have gone electronic. And also on the way is a mobile interactive growth chart to help parents monitor whether their child's growth is healthy or unhealthy.
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