Promotion of digitisation in care

Promoting digitalisation in care is a topical issue. After all, digitalisation is an indispensable part of our time. Whether in business, schools or care facilities, everyone has to face up to it. In order to promote digitalisation in care, the care insurance companies provide funding, because digitalisation in care has a very high potential to simplify processes and care itself.

In order to achieve digitalisation in nursing, the Nursing Staff Strengthening Act was passed. The aim of this law is to sustainably relieve the nursing staff in concrete terms in their everyday work. This includes, in particular, internal quality management, the collection of quality indicators, cooperation between doctors and inpatient care facilities, as well as basic, further and advanced training in care for the elderly.

There are also plans to invest heavily in staffing. This should create better working conditions and optimise the quality of care. The long-term care insurance companies will continue to provide funding for the digitalisation of long-term care until 2023.

Up to 40% of the costs for digital and technical equipment can be covered per care facility. This also includes Training. A maximum of € 12,000 is possible, which can be distributed among various measures. These subsidies apply once to each outpatient and inpatient care facility.

Where is there a need for support in the digitalisation of care?

There is a need for support almost everywhere. Digitisation in care includes intelligent technologies that are designed to provide support. Assistance systems such as fall detectors, sensor systems for analysing movement patterns in the home and intelligent mattresses that forward a change in the status of the person being cared for are examples of this. But software solutions that independently combine care planning and documentation are also included. A third point is service robots that take over transport tasks on the wards.

All these are changes that cannot be easily implemented. After all, the staff do not know how to deal with it.

Challenges in promotion

Change is not easy. It is a rocky road with many challenges until digitalisation in care will run smoothly. What challenges do you expect in promoting digitalisation?

If you are planning to make your care facility more digital, you need to bear in mind that this will not work overnight. The care staff must be prepared for it, otherwise digitisation will cost the staff more time than the work took before. The question you have to ask yourself is: How do you integrate digitalisation into the daily routine of your care facility?

Prepare your staff for the system change. Familiarise them with the new processes before the system goes live. With datango, you can easily create training materials that prepare your staff for a system change.

New staff keep arriving who first have to learn the new processes. Therefore, the employer needs to develop a strategy to teach the new, digitalised processes. Does your staff have the time to mentor new colleagues around the clock so that they understand the digitalisation in your institution?

The nursing staff in your facility has enough to do as it is. They can't be bothered with training new nursing staff. With datango, new staff can be trained quickly and efficiently.

You have decided to digitise your care facility and have organised a training for the staff. It is a face-to-face training that can only take place on that one day. It is not very likely that all staff can be on site on that day. And most importantly, who will look after the people in need of care during that time? Wouldn't training from home also be possible?

If you are already in the process of digitising your care facility with funding, then you should also offer online training. By doing so, you offer your staff the possibility to complete the training conscientiously at home and not during the hustle and bustle of work. datango allows you to create online trainings.

In recent years, the proportion of nursing staff with a different language background has increased. With digitalisation, you face the problem of having to train them in a new system that is foreign to them. The language barrier is a big challenge here. Who does the training? Can you afford to relieve one nurse from her daily tasks and assign her to train the others?

datango offers learning content in over 40 languages. This means that training foreign staff is no longer a problem. Your own employees no longer have to take over the training, but only have to be available for queries.

They have a caregiver who is perfectly familiar with the digitised systems and is always available to answer questions. When employees who are fully trained stop working for them, the knowledge they have accumulated is also lost. The crucial question is: How do you keep the knowledge of this caregiver in your facility so that new colleagues can also benefit from it?

We at datango have a solution for this as well. We offer you the possibility to quickly and easily create documentation and thus record knowledge. This allows your staff to benefit from the knowledge of each individual.

No more training that does not fit your project. datango offers you the possibility to create your own training materials. Optimal training materials are indispensable in order to develop your staff in the best possible way and to get them used to the changes. Therefore, tailor the training courses to your needs so that your staff can make the transition to digitalisation without any problems. Whether detailed manuals or short guides, with datango you will find the right solution.

  • Knowledge is not lost
  • Efficient induction of new staff
  • Foreign professionals can work with us immediately
  • Saving money on education and training
  • Support for foreign professionals during work
  • Learn when and where you want
  • Achieve staff acceptance of digitalisation

Have you already thought about possible digitisation in your care facility, but don't know how to create optimal training materials for your staff? Then get in touch with us. We will be happy to help you.