85H - Innovative Robot Collaborates With Nurses to Improve Care Delivery
Wednesday, March 22
Nationally, health systems are facing significant challenges to maintain sufficient nurse-to-patient ratios. Leaders within healthcare organizations are already confronting this workforce reality that will require all hospitals and health systems to invest in assistive, innovative strategies to support nurses in their delivery of high-quality care.
Implementing robotic technology into nursing practice across diverse healthcare settings is an innovative strategy to assist nurses. Collaborative robots are programmed to perform actions for nurses, and the next technological frontier of cobot utilization will be the integration with the electronic health record. Through this integration, cobots will be able to automatically identify when nurses need equipment, supplies, medications and lab tests—all without human involvement.
ChristianaCare recently deployed Moxi cobots across diverse inpatient units to support nursing caregivers. This session will be presented by the chief nursing informatics officer leading the Moxi project and the nurse scientist leading the evaluation studies. With audience participation, they will discuss the Moxi cobot program, capabilities of Moxi, development of use cases, development of research studies to evaluate Moxi’s impact on nursing practice and workforce, development of the cobot scalability blueprint, integration with the EHR system, and lessons learned throughout this process.
- Evaluate the leadership and planning required to implement cobots into nursing practice.
- Describe the cobot evaluation and scalability blueprint plan.
Katherine Collard, RN-BC, NP
Chief Nursing Informatics Officer
Susan Birkhoff, PhD, RN
Elizabeth Harvey, RN, BC, CH-CIO
Director/Regional Clinical Executive