Healthcare Mobility – Enhancing Patient Care
Healthcare mobility is emerging as a driving force in bringing about better patient care with mobility appearing as a key component. Mobility Healthcare is enabling physicians to take calls of their patients from any part of the globe, enabling them to use sophisticated smart phones during their rounds, checking data on their smart tablets and work from home on computers. The rising trend of mobility solutions have resulted in improved patient care and a better experience
In recent years, many mobile healthcare technologies have been developed such as wearable and internet of medical things (IoMT) that are resulting in technological exuberance in the healthcare system.
According to the report of Market Research Engine – “The healthcare mobility solutions market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 28.23% by the end of 2023.” The mHealth Apps are now required to adhere to HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) regulations have become all imperative to improve patient care.
The healthcare mobility solutions are even enabling those patients who are residing in remote areas to get proper treatment through healthcare apps. The use of mobile devices such as handheld mobile computers, barcode scanners, cordless barcode scanners and mobile printers are being used with impunity in healthcare sector around the world. The changes in mobility could reduce the total cost of care for health systems that work with vendors that leverage these opportunities.
The following mobility solutions would help in the integration of mobile applications making the patient care in a hospital better and these include –
- Making patients records go paperless
The handy access to the patient’s clinical data is revolutionary for emergency consultations and studies do suggest that replacing health records with electronic health records such as EHNOTE would reduce the death rates by 15%.
- Communication and consulting becoming easier
The mobile application development is allowing the patient or people in the hospital to connect and partner through text, email or video call that is simplifying and speeding up the treatment. There are healthcare apps like MediCall helping patients to get quick consultation, diagnosis and prescription from the physician through video conference remotely.
- Optimizing the nursing activity
Nurses in hospitals are the backbone of the healthcare system as they have to manage multiple shifts, tasks and patients that results in diminishing productivity. The cohesive mobile applications or apps such as NurseAlert App for nurses help in better management of the patient’s medicinal schedule that enables faster recovery and improved patient care. Through mobile apps for nurses, nurses are able to create and set automated reminders for repeated tasks.
- Mobile computer carts
Workstations also known as mobile computer carts are speeding up the workflow resulting in providing quality healthcare. Mobile workstations also facilitate connectivity within the hospital’s internal network. Doctors are able to access patients’ test results such as X-rays, CAT scans and open files anytime with their hand held mobiles and discuss the results with the patients.
In the coming years, the deep generation of mobile apps is going to transform the way patients are given sophisticated medical treatment and services thereby addressing the challenges the healthcare industry is facing today.
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