A Mobility Strategy for a Better Healthcare

By CIOReview | Monday, August 27, 2018
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It is very important to build a strategy for a healthcare mobility solution that ensures connected mobile devices are catering to the services and tools doctors need at hand. As users are looking for more effective ways to use devices to treat their patients, mobility is now a paramount part of health IT landscape. Concurrently, mobile devices allow healthcare providers to get empowered with the tools necessary to treat their patients when operating in primary care, any emergency setting or ICU. Mobile devices have the capability to greatly reduce the time taken to collect data and initiate communication with other team members and the impact on saving a patient’s life.

Healthcare organizations are focusing on modernzing their infrastructure and in doing so, are trying to seek out ways to stay flexible as much as possible. But this does not mean that clinicians can start the mobile device, connect to the network, and start accessing patient apps along with patient data. Organizations have to leverage on an efficient strategy of mobility to thrive in deploying mobile services and also making sure they are appropriately implemented.

For successful mobility solutions, assessing devices like smartphones, laptops, and tablets are vital as they are now the most common fundamental devices used in a typical workplace. Earlier clinicians had to collect information from a stationary computer that was outside the operation theatre. Now they can access tools and resources of information at the point of care and be more accountable to patient care. IoT devices which act as monitoring tools can collect and also share health data generated from patients in the network.

Organizations have to focus on the network infrastructure impact of these devices before they add them to their mobile strategy. Entities must also be able to support the network upgrades and changes to make sure all the devices are connected securely and reliably.