JBDS launches technology survey – The Diabetes Times

JBDS launches technology survey - The Diabetes Times

Healthcare professionals working in diabetes care are being encouraged to fill out a survey on the use of technology within hospital settings. 

The Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care (JBDS-IP) has launched the DTN inpatient technology survey to establish how technology is used amongst hospitals when treating people with diabetes.

Responses will highlight how diabetes teams are making use of available technologies to improve diabetes care.

The JBDS-IP have stated: “Providing safe and effective diabetes care for people admitted to hospital requires a clinical team with specialist knowledge and skills.

“Some technologies, such as electronic prescribing systems and electronic patient records, are well established. Others, such as continuous glucose monitors, are less well established in hospitals but offer significant opportunities to improve safety.”

They added: “The aim of this survey is to establish current practice. How are diabetes teams making use of available technologies to improve diabetes care? What have been the advantages and what are the challenges?”

Diabetes inpatient staff are advised to complete the survey together as only one response per team is allowed.

According to the JBDS-IP, the survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

This survey will close on Friday, July 1.

To take part in the survey, click here.

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Author: Eileen Gilbert