You can save up to 24 percent of time using mobile devices([FOOTNOTE=Turisco F, Rhoads J. Equipped for Efficiency: Improving Nursing Care Through Technology. Published Dec. 2008. Accessed Jan. 29, 2012.],[ANCHOR=California Health Care Foundation Website],[LINK=])

For each hour spent on patient care per shift, a nurse can spend 30 minutes to one hour on paperwork.1 Up to three hours per shift can be consumed by documentation activities, including:

  • Admissions
  • Assessments
  • Medication administration
  • Progress notes
  • Care plans
  • Vital signs recording
  • Discharges   

Smart charting technologies — such as mobile devices and automated documentation — may help you save time.


EASIER LOGINS SAVE MINUTES([FOOTNOTE=Ergotron Healthcare. How Digital Healthcare Helps and Hurts Nurses. Published Jul. 22, 2014. Accessed Jan. 29, 2018.],[ANCHOR=Ergotron Website],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Gellert G, Crouch J, Gibson L, et al. Clinical impact and value of workstation single sign-on. Int J Med Inform. 2017;101:131–136.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

A nurse may spend up to 48 minutes per shift waiting for computer access, with each login taking up to two minutes.7 Six hospitals in one health network reduced wait times by implementing single sign-on technology. Across all facilities, 2,256 clinicians saved 1,461 hours — the equivalent of 122 shifts — per facility, per year.8

The time savings translated to $92,146 in annual financial returns for each facility.8

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