A Mobile Nursing Solution

  • Jainqui Kou
  • Qianqian Zhang
  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe
Part of the Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age book series (Healthcare Delivery Inform. Age)


In recent years, the serious consequences of medical error are realized by both healthcare practitioners and the public because of the critical direct injury towards the involved patients and the high indirect costs subsequently all around the world. The utilization of information and communication technology in this field is recognized to have the potential of improving the quality of clinical treatment and reducing medical errors. To achieve safe and high-quality healthcare service, a closed-loop medication administration is an efficient solution since all the processes are monitored and recorded by the system. Among all the clinical staff, nurses play the most integral role in the whole patient care process in hospitals, including medication administration process with the potential of the medical errors to be recognized, handled and prohibited by nursing staff. Mobile nursing system may have the possibility to improve the efficiency and patient safety through the achievement of closed-loop medication administration.

Thus, this chapter explores how a mobile nursing system can be used to achieve close-loop medication administration to deliver high-quality and safe nursing care.


Medical error Closed-loop medication administration Mobile nursing system Questionnaire Semi-structured interviews 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jainqui Kou
    • 1
  • Qianqian Zhang
    • 1
  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Deakin UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Epworth HealthCareRichmondAustralia
  3. 3.Swinburne University of TechnologyHawthornAustralia

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