The ability to integrate technology into patient care processes as well as business decision making
What is it?
Employing Technology effectively means understanding the effect of modern technology on patient care and delivery systems and then using it to reduce workload for management and staff alike. Nurses should be able to use proper technology to take care of patients. Managers especially have to know how to use information systems to support their business decision making processes.
Why is it important?
Modern technology is gradually becoming a key component of almost every aspect of our lives, including health care. Therefore, physicians, nurse managers, and fellow nurses are expected to use technology to reduce their workload. Technology is also an important helper when it comes to providing the best treatments possible to patients, so health care professionals have to be familiar with technology in use and available.