Journal articlesDigital pen and paper technology: a tool for data capture and patient management

Digital pen and paper technology: a tool for data capture and patient management

01/06/10 | Service delivery | Kathryn Vowden, Peter Vowden

As pressure for scarce health service resources rises, tissue viability services are coming under increasing pressure to justify both their service provision and treatment decisions, as well as demonstrate quality outcomes. In this paper we demonstrate how digital pen and paper technology can be used to capture and computerise patient data, while maintaining a convenient paper record without removing healthcare professionals from the immediate care environment.