Three inspirational case studies on nursing digital transformation initiatives across the sector. Learn from three best practice case studies on digital innovation in nursing and midwifery. Automating intravenous submissions into Electronic Fluid Balance Charts; Maternity staff experiences of the transition to digital escalation tools; and reducing antibiotic prescribing for ARIs using a Nurse-led clinical decision support tool.
PhD fellow, THIS Insitute
Helen has worked in healthcare for over 35 years in a variety of professional roles from care assistant and ward clerk to internal auditor. She is a former adult nurse who specialised in palliative care, and has been a registered midwife for the past 24 years. She has two MScs in healthcare quality improvement and is a Prince 2 Practitioner, complimented with Lean Six Sigma Green Belt methodology.
She is currently finalising her PhD thesis researching maternity staff experiences of asking for help as escalation tools have transitioned to digital ways of working. To date she is the only midwife to have been sponsored by The Healthcare Improvement Studies Institute.
associate nursing informatics officer, Mid and South Essex NHS FT
My career began with care of the elderly and learning disabilities within the community before leading onto becoming a Registered Midwife 14 years ago. My career took an unanticipated turn when my passion of how patient care and clinical practice could be enhanced using technology when leading on the implementation of a Maternity EPR System. It was during this period that I was able to expand my vision beyond maternity and see the benefits of clinically motivated, technology enhanced care, thus leading to my current position 4 years ago as an Associate Nursing Informatics Officer.
I am committed to staying at the forefront of healthcare technical development and innovation and am currently engaged within a Florence Nightingale Digital Leadership Scholarship Programme along with aiming to commence a MSc in Senior Leadership in 2024.
My international membership with the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) attests to my global perspective and commitment to advancing healthcare through technology. I am passionate about leveraging technology to elevate patient care standards and contribute to the strategic design of clinical processes. My expertise, dedication and commitment are an asset to the healthcare and tech community as it continues with the Digital Revolution.
Dr Ruth Agbakoba
Dr. Ruth Agbakoba has over 10 years global professional experience in health innovation, digital transformation, implementation science, informatics, and health systems research. She holds 1st Class Degree in Biomedical Informatics, Masters in Health Informatics, and PhD in Digital Health Innovation, Ruth pivoted into working in Medical AI and Natural Language Processing in 2019 as Honorary Research Fellow at University College London.
Ruth recently completed a Post-Doctoral Innovation Fellowship at New York University where she was leading on iCPR3: a US National Institute of Health (NIH) grant focused on designing and developing a nurse-led clinical decision support system (embedded within Electronic Patient Record) to tackle overprescribing of antibiotics for acute respiratory infections, whilst promoting better patient outcomes and responsible antibiotic stewardship.
Helen Elliot-Mainwaring, Renee Hall, Ruth Agbakoba