Thanks to funding from Kingston Hospital Charity, all adult inpatient wards across Kingston Hospital will soon have electronic patient whiteboards in place, to support the improvement of ward processes.
The team on Derwent Ward have successfully completed a one-month pilot of the new Cerner electronic patient whiteboard and have started the journey towards implementing fully electronic ward processes. The whole multi-disciplinary team including nursing, medical, therapies, pharmacy, administrative, and discharge coordinator colleagues have been part of the innovation.
The whiteboards update automatically and display all patient information in a clear format. The system also allows for actions to be allocated to specific team members and viewed remotely by other departments to prevent duplication of information and to streamline communication between hospital staff.
Rollout of the whiteboards across additional wards will follow over the coming months.