Goals of Computerization in Nursing Practice
Improved Efficiency: Computers can rapidly process, store, and retrieve information, helping the nurse clinician in nursing diagnosis and in planning Nursing Care of the patient.
To Do Work Accurately: Computerized data, including medical and nursing records and prescriptions, eliminates the possibility of human mistakes, offering considerable advantages over manual methods.
To Create a Modern Image of the Clinic/Hospital: By offering efficient services in a timely manner, computers help Nurses to provide better care to their patients. Computerization enhances clinical efficiency, in turn enhancing the image of the hospital and its working staff.
Better Utilization of Resources: Computerization allows for quick and easy data sharing, eliminating needless duplication of work and allowing hospital staff to devote more time to clinical practice and patient care.
Decreasing Expenditure and Saving Time: The appropriate use of computers can help decrease hospital expenses and save precious time in patient care.
Valuable Guidance to Patients Over (His/others) Past History: Easy accessibility to records help in providing prompt guidance to patients over past history.
Use Accumulated Data for Research and Analysis: The data you have possessed over a couple of years can be.used for valuable research and analysis of medical and nursing interventions.