Nursing and Therapy Services of Colorado
"Our nurses and therapists often provide calm and encouragement to families who are struggling with very trying circumstances. Cooperative technology makes a huge difference in the quality of life for our employees."
Based in Colorado Springs, the Nursing and Therapy Services of Colorado (NTSOC) helps families of children with special needs care for their children at home. NTSOC recently gave its home-visit nurses and therapists Fujitsu tablets running Windows 8.1 - soon to be upgraded to Windows 10. Because the new tablets are so much faster and more flexible, nurses and therapists now have more time to care for patients. With field computer problems eliminated, NTSOC IT staff have resolved worker frustration and have more time to devote to new projects.
Nursing and Therapy Services of Colorado (NTSOC) staff rely on their tablets for everything from recording patient data to managing schedules. Not only was poor tablet performance and unreliability wasting precious time throughout the workday, but nurses and therapists had to travel to the NTSOC office several times a week for computer help.
The organization provided its visiting nurses and therapists with 53 new FUJITSU Tablet LIFEBOOK T726 convertible tablets, initially running the Windows 8.1 operating system and soon to be upgraded to Windows 10. At the same time, it upgraded its 45 office computers to Windows 10.
- Tablets are faster and have a longer battery life, improving performance
- Nurses now have the freedom to switch between keyboard, digital pen, and touch interface, depending on the task at hand
- Sync time has been reduced
- Time spent with patients has increased, while staff frustration has been eliminated