Pilgrim Hospital rolls out digital pens


Digital pen trials at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston have been so successful that United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULH) now plans to roll the system out across its other hospitals. The pens capture data into relevant fields within the Clinical Manager therapy management system, and the pilot showed clinicians could save 167 hours a month and administrative staff 83.5 hours a month. Anita Cooper, associate director of therapy services at ULH, said: "Very little training is required and the therapists have found it very easy to pick up. Users simply write on the digitised forms while retaining the written copy, and then dock the pen at their convenience during the day."

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