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Technology available in healthcare to enhance patient care, experts say

 A ‘wealth of opportunities’ are available to help the NHS and healthcare professionals meet rising demand through innovation and technology, experts have said.

Traka has launched a new whitepaper called “How Technology is set to Improve Security & Patient Care in 2023”.

The paper seeks to highlight immediate challenges faced by the NHS and the solutions available, such as technological improvements in buildings and focusing on people.

Hospital-Italy-Hochiki-22Ben Farrar, Traka UK’s Market Development manager and author of the white paper, said:  “This winter the pressures facing the NHS have been evident like never before.

“Services have been stretched, waiting times continue to increase and hospitals have had to cope with strike action and disenchanted staff.

“With current budgets being squeezed further, funding for the NHS seems unlikely; instead reforms will be driven through efficiencies. 

“As the NHS comes under increasing strain, when looking at reforms, leaders must focus on how to improve productivity within healthcare operations. In this white paper, we highlight how no element of an organisation works in isolation

“Creating a more efficient system using latest technology means understanding how different services complement each other, and how they can work together to deliver better results.”

‘Exhausted and demoralised’

The paper describes NHS staff as ‘exhausted and demoralised’ but claims a renewed perspective on healthcare can still result in high quality care.

Using Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trusts as a case study, it says putting people front and centre and supporting positive mental and physical wellbeing would positively impact patient outcomes and attract new talent.

The paper claims technology factored into the design of any refurbishment or new build plans has already proven to optimise healthcare facilities.

Ben added: “All NHS staff deserve a huge amount of recognition for the work they do. Their impact on society as we saw during COVID, cannot be overstated.

“Doctors and nurses are the first that come to mind; their roles, of course, are absolutely vital to a successful NHS.

“It is equally important for us to think beyond these headline workers and acknowledge the role done by non-clinical staff who keep things going in the background.

“In this white paper, we take a holistic approach to use of technology to explore the different applications, with real life case studies to identify success.

“We acknowledge this is just the start of a very complex conversation and would love to see it as an opportunity to open a debate and explore the opportunities further.”

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