Nursing leaders weigh in on planned smartboard technology


Adding smartboards to the patient rooms in the new Memorial Hospital Patient Tower is one of many planned new features that will improve patient care by offering real-time information for healthcare teams, patients and their families.

“We are really excited about smartboard technology coming to our patient rooms,” said Pam Morrison, RN, Director, Patient Care Services, Medical/Oncology/Intermediate Care. “They will allow us to make real-time updates for what the patient needs that will continue to flow and keep the patient and their families informed regarding physician coverage, dietary needs and anything else related to their care.”

Smartboards will replace the current dry-erase whiteboard system, which relies mainly on handwritten notes. Patient information will be continuously tracked and updated, improving communication and the delivery of patient-centered care.

“This is a really great thing we are going to bring to our patients,” said Tiffany Hischke, RN, Manager, Patient Care Services Heart and Vascular “It will allow our patients to connect with everybody who comes in contact with them and will keep their families informed. As a family member who has spent time in the hospital with a loved one, it will be amazing for others to know more of what is going on, who has been in the room and what to expect.”

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