Mobile computers and other devices have transformed the way healthcare providers deliver care, and new smartphone platforms are poised to further revolutionize hospital efficiency and patient safety. However, at many hospitals the current mobile technology deployment model has left nurses and physicians using multiple, disparate devices and solutions.
Deploying new converged, rugged mobile devices that address multiple applications can improve efficiency for clinicians and reduce support costs for hospital IT departments.
Texting long ago surpassed voice calls as the favored method of communication among the general population, and it is rapidly gaining favor in hospitals. Doctors and nurses already exchange patient-related secure texts on their own personal phones at many facilities, and as more hospitals issue mobile devices to employees, the ability to communicate quickly and access and update patient data on the move has become a critical function.
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