Ludhiana,15,Apr:In its endeavour to upgrade the computer proficiency of the in-house talent and foster growth within the organization, SPS Apollo Hospitals has launched the "IT – CONNECT" program. IT Connect is the Basic Know –how of Computer Fundamentals for Nursing Professionals said Dr. S.P. Singh, COO while inaugurating the programe.Mr. J Sivakumaran, VP Commercial, presided over the function. According to Dr. Singh, Communication skills needed for the healthcare environment are changing. Current computer technology provides many new opportunities for communicating in the clinical setting. Computer literacy has become a necessary skill for efficient use of clinical computer systems. A survey was developed and distributed to staff to assess learner needs. Nursing staff identified educational needs for basic computer knowledge, the ability to move between computer functions, and the skills to navigate through specific applications. Based on survey analysis, three educational classes were constructed that will address the department’s specific needs. effort needs to be put into ensuring that already qualified nurses have basic computer skills and specific knowledge of available resources Ms. Lakhwinder Kaur is the Team Leader of the , TEAM "IT – CONNECT". Other members of the team are Sis. Varsha, Ms. Ranjeet Kaur, Sis. Varghese,Mr. Balihar Singh, Ms. Chandneet Bindra. A total of 282 Nursing manforce will be trained in batches and each batch will have 20 nurses. The duration of the programe will be 2 weeks.