Putting smartphones in the hands of nurses and doctors can improve care, reduce costs, and help hospitals meet increasing regulatory and documentation requirements as efficiently as possible. Combining the familiar interface and rich feature set of a smartphone with the data collection functionality and durability of a traditional barcode scanner expands these benefits exponentially. A converged mobile device allows the nursing staff to interact with doctors, patients, other nurses, while providing access to a full suite of patient care and messaging applications that can improve patient outcomes and staff efficiency, while simultaneously improving the overall work environment.
Putting multiple methods of communication in the hands of clinicians and nurses on a single, rugged device allows staff to securely communicate and send information to each other no matter where they are in the facility. Using the messaging capabilities on the phone, staff can send and respond to queries in less time than is typically required when they rely on voice calls or physically locating the other staffer.
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