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Paper clip boards banished at Noble's

'Patientrack' digital technology takes over

Traditional paper observation sheets for Noble's Hospital patients have become a thing of the past.

All medical wards have now been installed with so-called Patientrack digital technology, after a successful pilot scheme by health bosses.

The system automatically records signs such as pulse, blood pressure and temperature - before generating a 'score' to represent the patient's current condition.

Patientrack can also refer those whose health is worsening to specialists and emergency doctors.

It's been piloted in several UK hospitals in recent years - leading to reduced rates of cardiac arrest, and the length of stay in intensive care.

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