NHS Shetland has procured and deployed a mix of iPad and Android tablets to 120 community based staff
NHS Tayside has deployed mobile devices to over 100 Community Nurses to allow them to get familiar with using the devices. They are currently using for email and calendar while work to deliver mobile MiDIS (community information system used by several Boards) is being completed
NHS Highland is planning to use digital pens to capture data for the Keep Well anticipatory care programme
NHS Fife has over 20 devices piloting in the community, with a further 50 ready for deployment.
Health Secretary Alex Neil said: "Technology is invaluable for staff who work in community settings, and I set up this fund to enable these staff to choose what device works best for them.
"Traditionally community nurses had to wait until they returned to the hospital to update patient records but now they can be updated automatically."
He added: "I am pleased to see so many examples of digital technology benefitting patients across Scotland and freeing up time for staff to spend with patients."
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