Clinicians and Their Laptops…Perfect Together
The Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice annual summer party held on August 22nd at the New London Historical Society was a grand success because of the generosity of so many guests, donors and sponsors. A relaxing evening of perfect matches featured food and drink, family and friends, and a special video presentation starring LSRVNA staff and their laptops! The three-minute video (read on to find the link) was a light-hearted, fun way to present the need for laptop technology, an essential tool for caregivers and clinicians.
- Clinical field staff including Nurses, Therapists and Social Workers are equipped with laptops to collect patient data, track outcomes, coordinate care with other providers, ensure compliance with regulations and conduct billing. Accurately capturing, tracking and sharing data is essential.
- Laptops are used in the care plans of more than 2/3 of the 600+ patients on service on any given day.
- The total number of laptops in use is currently 65-70, each with a lifespan of 3-4 years. 20 units are replaced annually in order to remain compatible with required system updates and ensure that reliable equipment is in service. The cost per laptop is $2,100 plus the licensing fee for each.
- Our Dell Latitude Rugged laptops feature “touchscreen” technology making data entry more efficient, a longer battery life, a heavy-duty casing to stand up to rugged use over time, and sufficient memory to handle the substantial data demands of health care practitioners today.
To view the video, go to https://youtu.be/8HnmZmdw9ms.