When I was young, I wanted to be a nurse… not an admin clerk!

By Rachel Walker, Head of Marketing at Destiny Wireless The NHS is the perfect example of a sector which is undertaking a huge overhaul in terms of document management. The key element here is that it is a benefit to patient care and will mean staff spending more quality time with patients- rather than filling out time-consuming paperwork. The £100 million Nursing Technology Fund was announced by David Cameron in October 2012 to help NHS Trusts in England implement new technologies that help front line nurses devote more time to patient care and less time on administration. The first £30 million was released for the successful first round of applications last month and NHS Trusts have been granted funds to deploy technologies including mobile data capture solutions as well as other options that they believe will improve the efficiency of their nursing staff. The second round of funding- £70 million – is due to be launched in June this year

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Best Data Capture: Two Scenarios

By Edward Belgeonne, CEO and Founder of Destiny Wireless Imagine two different scenarios… One is an indoor risk assessment meeting with senior people. The other is an engineer carrying out a site inspection in the field. What’s the best data capture solution in each case? Our risk assessor may well be tech savvy and comfortable using quite sophisticated technology while conducting her meeting. She can get to a power source to take over from batteries if she needs to. Direct sunlight and screen resolution are unlikely to be a problem; reliable connectivity for transmitting the completed data may not be time critical. So in this case, a modern tablet, such as an iPad, could well be ideal. By contrast, our engineer is under pressure to complete his inspection, report his findings, and get on to the next job quickly. The form he fills in will ideally be a series of tick boxes and a few fields of data. He needs

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