TITLE

Liverpool's care staff get tablets

AUTHOR(S)
Howells, Jan
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
IT Training;Apr2004, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Liverpool City Council is running a pilot scheme to train 40 social workers to use tablet personal computers in a bid to cut the amount of time they spend on administration tasks. The social workers will be trained to use voice and handwriting recognition. They will also enable staff to store confidential information securely. They will make life much easier for our social workers in cutting back on administration work and, as you would expect, they are extremely keen to get their hands on the new technology, the spokesperson adds. The participating social workers will be given one month's classroom training before taking the tablet PCs out on the road. The training is being given by a member of the council's technical support team, who has been through an intensive course with Fujitsu Siemens, the supplier of the tablet PCs that are being used. Liverpool council is spending£ 80,000 on tablet PCs and plans to roll them out to all its 300 social workers across adult and children services in the city if the pilot run proves to be successful.
ACCESSION #
13648352

 

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