A global survey of healthcare workers has found that over half believe that having better technology could help save lives, reports Healthcare Global.
The survey by SOTI, an IoT management provider, was carried out among homecare workers and nurses in the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, US, Canada and Australia. Its aim was to understand how technologically equipped they are, the key mobility challenges they are experiencing on the frontline, and how well their organisations have fared during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Entitled the Critical Technology for Critical Care: The State of Mobility in Healthcare 2020/21 Report, it found that 55 per cent of respondents think that investment in new or better technology is necessary to save lives. This figure rose to 68 per cent among healthcare workers in the UK.
Additionally 63 per cent of the respondents said they experience IT issues during their normal working week, with only a third of their time actually spent helping patients.
The survey also found that 54 per cent of healthcare workers said that trying to use their employer’s technology wastes valuable time they could have spent helping patients.
Read more at Healthcare Global.