Mobility Transforming Patient Care
With mobility, cloud and digital transformation revolutionizing patient care and IT processes to drive efficiencies in the healthcare sector, a well-designed strategy will ensure streamlined clinical workflows. While healthcare executives are witnessing improved patient care, the reality of work today means that both healthcare providers and patients want access to their data and devices, anytime and anywhere.
The Ideal Clinical Mobility Strategy:
The goals and requirements of clinicians who use mobile devices regularly can be met with effective mobility strategy. Hence, the initial step is to survey and get feedback from these clinicians on how and what they want mobility to do to improve work processes and patient care.
Executives need to consider management, security and infrastructure access: As there are numerous mobile devices on the networks, will one’s IT system ensure that Wi-Fi network will support the requirements of additional bandwidths? What are the ways the clinical communication software integrate with the hospital’s existing PBX, so that it supports VoIP on smartphones?
It is essential to remember that since mobile technology is rapidly changing, hence, effective strategies cannot be static. Instead, best mobile strategies are regularly reviewed against KPIs that have been established to drive ever-increasing mobile adoption, effectiveness and patient care.
Mobility Driving a More Efficient Clinical Workflow in Myriad Ways:
• The average length of stay is reduced
• Saves documentation of nurse’s shifts
• Admit and discharge time is reduced
• Consolidates devices
• Decreases STAT order-to-lab-time
• Workstation on wheels footprint is reduced