The provision of quality care is the primary motivator for healthcare organisations. This goal relies on achieving improvements in operational efficiency and many organisations are turning to mobile technology to streamline point-of-care workflows.

While mobile devices can be of great benefit at the bedside, we can demonstrate how such solutions can drive organisational-wide initiatives while providing security and ensuring widescale adoption. These tools are designed to make your team more efficient, productive, and satisfied in their roles.

Here are some of the top reasons to embrace mobile technology.

  1. Improved quality of care: There is a strong correlation between the use of the latest mobile technologies by clinicians and their ability to deliver fast, high-quality care. Research indicates that clinician mobility is linked to increased patient satisfaction and experience scores. As workflows are streamlined via the use of such devices, patients report receiving more face-to-face consultation time and better outcomes during their hospital stay.

  2. Reduced clinician burnout: Inadequate staffing levels lead to spending insufficient time with patients, producing higher rates of staff stress and burnout. This can be alleviated by simplifying and streamlining workflows at the point of care. Mobile devices can help clinicians share resources more quickly, and better communicate with team members, access patient records in real time. These solutions can improve practices for managing alarms, administrating medication, and other essential tasks.

  3. Cost savings: Mobile devices help to crunch the costs of technology hardware patient care. Mobile devices are small and light, can be carried by hand, and allow clinicians to rapidly access the tools and information required at the bedside. Mobile devices can help facilitate and optimise the expanding Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) by delivering secure and real-time transfers of patient data access via an advanced and connected network.

  4. Greater interoperability: The IoMT is emerging as the key component of the digital transformation of healthcare. Connected devices reduce friction points, enable the immediate sharing of information, and improve workflows across an entire facility. Shared x-ray results, notifications regarding changes to medication, notes from previous clinician interactions, all this information can be at your team’s fingertips. IoMT will play an increasingly vital healthcare role and mobile devices will soon become standard in most facilities.

  5. Better security: With a growth in the number of endpoint devices connected to a network comes heightened security risks. Data privacy is a hot topic, particularly when relating to sensitive information such as patient records. Changes to the Privacy Act of 1988 will hold organisations responsible for data breaches that impact the lives of Australian citizens. Huge fines can be imposed, and the pressure is on healthcare providers to carefully manage their security threat profile. Your selection of a technology partner that is focused on providing the most robust levels of security could not be of higher importance, particularly when adopting mobile technology.

Connected Health works with leading technology vendors to ensure your mobile device rollout is a success. We focus on ensuring your organisation reaps the benefits of these solutions, while also safeguarding your digital assets from cyber threats.

For more information about the power of mobile devices to improve your efficiency and output, or a free demonstration, contact Connected Health today.