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Nursing Standard eHealth Award 2013
The winners of the Nursing Standard Nurse of the Year Awards were announced, and the winner of the inaugural eHealth award was Adrienne Willcox, Nurse Director of Health Team Ltd, Birmingham, who created an online package to help patients going abroad to choose the most appropriate malaria prophylaxis.
eHealth Case Studies
The RCN is always keen to share examples of good practice and we asked members to let us know how they are using technology and electronic systems to record and share information about patient care, provide patient support or remote monitoring. Please visit our case studies page for more information.
As nurses, midwives or healthcare assistants you form the largest part of the health workforce. In order to make sure that any IT or other eHealth implementation in your workplace is fit for purpose it is important that your voice is heard by the IT community, including IT supplier companies, NHS IT managers and commissioning groups.
It is also important that nursing staff can share and celebrate the good work they are already part of, and in many cases are leading new innovations in. For those reasons, the RCN has teamed up with other organisations to help break down barriers between nursing and IT.
- At the British Computer Society Healthcare Computing 2013 conference, the RCN ran a half day session, chaired by Paul Vaughan the RCN regional director for West Midlands. The programme featured presentations by nurses involved in new areas such as mobile working and use of smartphone 'apps', and included Anne Cooper the NHS England National Clinical Lead for Nursing.
- The RCN is also supporting a two day nursing stream at the British Computer Society Health Scotland conference in September 2013. RCN Director Theresa Fyffe will open the session on the first day.
- We are supporters of the Chief Clinical Information Officer (CCIO) network which aims to bring together all clinicians who have an interest in the use of information to improve patient care and to promote clinical leadership in this area. The nursing network is holding a one day event to share good practice and to encourage nurse leaders to become more active in informatics in their local area.