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Clinical decision support systems (CDSS), EHRs, and Picture Archiving Communication Systems (PACS) are now readily available at the point of care through mobile devices. A mobile device give doctor access to other medical resources, which can be consulted at the point of care like drug references, medical calculators, and clinical care guidelines.
FREMONT, CA: Mobile devices are an essential part of health IT infrastructure as users look for the most suitable ways to use devices to treat patients. Therefore, building a healthcare mobility solution is the key to ensure that the tools are fully supported and functioning properly.
Mobile devices permit clinicians to have the tools they require at their fingertips, whether they are operating in an ICU, primary care, or emergency setting. They reduce the time it takes to retrieve information and communicate with team members that can potentially save a patient’s life.
A thriving mobility strategy ought to start by evaluating the foundational devices for administrations and clinicians—tablets, smartphones, and laptops. These devices give physicians access to the information and tools they require at the point of care as they provide instant access to communication with the workforce around the facility.
Clinical decision support systems (CDSS), EHRs, and Picture Archiving Communication Systems (PACS) are now readily available at the point of care through mobile devices. Mobile devices give doctors access to other medical resources, which can be consulted at the point of care like drug references, medical calculators, and clinical care guidelines.
Organizations are also integrating the Internet of Things (IoT) that adds to the challenge of creating a roadmap. IoT devices may contain monitoring devices that gather and share Patient-Generated Health Data (PGHD) with the network, telemedicine tools, and many bedside monitoring devices.
Facilities need to decide which, if any, IoT tools they wish to support and then lay out a policy for accommodating the entry of connected devices. Also, cellular networks are required for IoT devices to prevent bottlenecks in the WiFi network. It also facilitates the devices to be completely mobile as they are mostly used outside the organization.
Furthermore, organizations also need to consider the network infrastructure impact of the devices before they embrace them in their mobile strategy. They should be able to support essential network upgrades and changes to warrant all devices are connected reliably and securely.