Table 1

Reported use of paper and IT for different information exchanges by RACF managers
Facility 1 Facility 2 Facility 3 Facility 4
Monitoring of resident care tasks NA Mostly computers Mostly computers Nearly paperless
Nursing information e.g. care plans Nearly Paperless Paperless and communicate with computers Mostly computers Paperless and communicate with computers
Internal communication NA Mostly computers Starting to use computers Mostly computers
Communication with GP Starting to use computers Starting to use computers All paper All paper
Communication with pharmacy All paper All paper All paper Starting to use computers
Communication with allied health All paper Starting to use computers Mostly computers Paperless and communicate with computers
Finance and administration Nearly paperless Starting to use computers Mostly computers Mostly computers
Overall documentation system Mostly computers Mostly computers Mainly paper (starting to use computers) Nearly paperless

Gaskin et al.

Gaskin et al. BMC Geriatrics 2012 12:40   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-12-40

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