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In the healthcare industry, new technologies catalyse many positive changes. Also, they offer new opportunities to control quality of patient care and costs associated with it. Mobility is one such technology which bridges the gap between efficient patient care and availability of real time information. This technology combined with automation provides all the tools required by the facility administrators for unparalleled service and streamlined operations.

A dynamic healthcare environment constitutes caregivers and other staff which are constantly on the move. Mobilestaff results in an even higher productivity when they are equipped with access to real time information and the ability to reach each other.

The growing usage of mobility in healthcare can be attributed to two broad factors- industry challenges and rapid advancements in mobile technology. The healthcare industry across the globe are facing challenges like increasing costs, tighter regulatory environment, increasing error-rates, declining profitability and rising demand for quality care. Mobile is answering to most, if not all, challenges by making healthcare organizations to be lean, nimble-footed and more responsive to market demand. It helps extend the central information network to the point of care.

Due to rising population, healthcare professionals are struggling to deal with information overload. Without automation rounds are scheduled manually and test results have to be located before rounding begins. Also, data on each patient is collected manually at the patient bedside and it is then entered into the computer at the end of the round. In addition to being an inefficient use of time, this ‘double-touching’ of the data presents double the opportunity for errors. All of this leads to a cumbersome system, further fuelled by multiplication of data as more and more patients are admitted to the healthcare facility. Typically, nurses and doctors can only access information from the nursing station or physician’s office where all the data is stored centrally. Constantly moving back and forth to this central facility erodes productivity, causes fatigue and delays care.

We equip healthcare facilities with mobile solutions which enable physicians on round to obtain information and collaborate from any workspace. This enables better-informed decisions, more cost effective healthcare services, increased staff productivity and improved standard of patient care.

Mobility delivers even more value through the ability to order tests and medication in real time, scan items as they are used at bedside, and dynamically re-order rounds to ensure A dynamic healthcare environment constitutes caregivers and other staff which are constantly on the move. Mobilestaff results in an even higher productivity when they are equithat more urgent patients are always seen first.

As mobile computers are connected to central servers, information required to conduct rounds is available right there, at the press of a button – from test results to patient history and more. This enables patient assessment more quickly and accurately.

The solution is made up of mobile computers fuelled by software application, central web application and wireless connecting network. Physician is equipped with this mobile device with connectivity to the central server where the patient records and reports are updated. He can view these details and note down progress in a forms based format provided by the custom software. This information in updated on the central server for transfusions/medications and the next on-duty physician responsible for assessing the patient. With the average assessment time being reduced the physician is free move to the next patient without having to visit the central facility to procure details.

More efficient processing of tests and medication orders also improves the quality of care. All the administrative tasks associated with conducting rounds are performed faster than ever and more reliably. And the resulting increase in productivity provides healthcare workers with the time they need to deliver more personalized attention to each patient

Features :

Physicians on rounds can use their wireless mobile systems to update patient charts and provide dictation. Updates are immediately available to other staff members, helping to ensure that decisions are made based on up-to-date patient information.

Dieticians, nurses, and therapists can check orders, keep track of special needs, and review test results using wireless systems.

Facilitates collaboration among staff

Improves responsiveness and patient satisfaction

Eliminates unproductive time spent searching for staff or procuring patient data

Frees up time to focus on patient care

Simplifies communications between physician and staff by integrating voice, text messages, and images onto a single device

Improves patient care by delivering communication to the point of care rather than to a central nursing or administrative location

Helps avoid miscommunications, ambiguity and errors.