Healthcare providers strive to consistently deliver safe and cost-effective patient care, but in many instances, clinicians do not have all of the patient health data and clinical decision support information readily available to them. To recognize the critical role of accurate information in patient care, healthcare organizations throughout the world are increasingly investing in digital solutions to improve the speed, accuracy, and accessibility of patient health information.
Strategic investments in clinical mobility transform clinician and patient interactions and improve the relationship between workflow barriers and satisfactions levels for caregivers and patients. When properly implemented, clinical mobility can expand patient centricity and care delivery excellence. It helps healthcare professionals transform care by digitally capturing data and transmitting it in real-time to other staff members in a connected healthcare setting, eliminating manual errors and saving time.
Quicker access to patient health records
Mobile technology has transformed the way we connect and communicate in clinical environments. By utilizing mobile devices, such as tablets and mobile computers at work, clinicians can benefit from the following:
- Access faster, real-time patient health data
- Provide more accurate information to patients and their family members
- Provide patients with easy access to their treatment information
- Allow for quicker and more effective clinical decisions
- Increase their clinical staff’s flexibility with access to mobile devices
Improve internal communication with a unified interface
Miscommunication in healthcare settings can lead to major medical errors. With the adoption of clinical mobility, clinicians can capture digital information and transmit them in real-time. This reduces manual errors, increases accuracy, streamlines processes, saves time, and improves internal communication.
Instead of utilizing multiple devices with multiple credentials, clinicians and staff can implement a unified interface with a single login credential. This allows them to access various functions of the system inside and outside a healthcare facility. It provides a seamless and convenient user experience integrated with various communication methods, including voice messaging, instant messaging, call functionality, and video conferencing. The highly collaborative and ambulant nature of healthcare teams makes clinical mobility an essential investment for healthcare organizations.
Improve communication with patients and their family members
Digital access to medical data enables clinicians to respond to patient needs quicker and more accurately. They can locate and retrieve necessary clinical data in a rapid, user-friendly manner that maximizes time spent with their patients.
Patients and their families can receive regular care updates and gain access to lab results, review doctor’s notes, and be alerted to medication changes. Furthermore, they can connect with their care team via instant messaging and video conferencing to remotely resolve health concerns.
Centralized device management system
All the devices in the connected healthcare system are under a centralized device management system, which makes it easy to configure devices remotely, troubleshoot issues, and optimize device utilization to reduce procurement requirements.
The wireless connectivity of mobile technologies enables IT staff, to monitor and access each device’s status, performance, network connection, and usage at any time. Having authorized access can send automated alerts and notifications when a problem arises.
Lower organizational costs
By reducing the need for multiple devices and enabling easier to access patient data in real-time, clinical mobility helps healthcare organizations to reduce the cost associated with patient care. The up-front costs quickly turn into long-term savings in hardware, IT support, and better staff efficiency.
Mobile technology has transformed personalized customer experiences in retail and hospitality industries. As these experiences become commonplace, people will expect similar services within the healthcare industry. Solutions ranging from tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices help providers improve care and patient experience.
If you are looking to integrate mobile health solutions within your organization to focus on optimized clinical outcomes, value for spend, and patient satisfaction, contact us today and talk with our experts.