Technology and the Use of Tablets to Facilitate Care Documentation

McCormick Dementia Research

December 2018

Technology and the Use of Tablets to Facilitate Care Documentation

Description:

McCormick Dementia Research is working with Fanshawe College on a research study involving the use of tablet technology to facilitate the way resident care is documented.

Purpose:

McCormick Dementia Research is committed to conducting, supporting, sharing and engaging in research activity that enhances quality of life for people living with dementia and their caregivers.  The results from these studies may help improve the way we record health and care information, including the ability to more widely access this data when needed as well as the ability to provide more direct care on the floor.

Process:

The project involves piloting the use of tablet technology by staff members in the course of providing care and evaluating the impact of immediate and mobile accessibility to health information. Students are observing staff’s use of these tablets during the course of their work.

Participants:

The study is being conducted by students in the Health Systems Management program at Fanshawe College under the supervision of Dr. Radica Bissoondial, Professor at Fanshawe’s School of Information Technology. Participation is voluntary.  Proper consents have been received, and confidentiality of the participants is being strictly maintained.


If you have any questions, please contact Steve Crawford, CEO, McCormick Care Group, at 519-432-2648 ext. 2319, or by e-mail at scrawford@mccormickcare.ca