2000-2020: Evolution and Technology (part 3 of 4)

  •  In 2018, the Walpole Area VNA merged with the Natick VNA to form the Natick Walpole VNA.
  • Computers transformed how we worked from manual to automated processes; email allowed instant communication & smartphones allowed people to be reached anywhere.
  • In 2016, a significant shift from paper charts to electronic medical records allowed electronic billing and the use of iPads to document patient visits.
  • Even the aesthetic changed with nurses transitioning from capes and caps to scrubs and office staff shedding suits for more casual dress.