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Healthcare leaders should identify the results they are trying to enhance and ensure that current therapeutic mobility platforms and investments are suitable for a given reason.
FREMONT, CA: The need for optimized team interactions drives the decision to implement clinical mobility technologies for most healthcare organizations. Devices have also improved the speed and precision of care—significantly during a shift change when information is often lost in translation.
Even adaptation technology poses its own range of challenges, including the provision of new technologies and the implementation of video networks. Smart device management tools have proven to be invaluable, allowing companies to work quicker.
Things to Remember When Starting a Healthcare Mobility Program
Launching a clinical mobility program requires a policy that removes existing challenges and keeps patients' wellbeing (and their data) at the forefront. The first step: start with the end in mind. Healthcare leaders should identify the results they are trying to enhance and ensure that current therapeutic mobility platforms and investments are suitable for a given reason. Is there enough equipment on hand? How will the leadership departments accelerate adoption?
Suppose the number of devices continues to grow, and mobility platforms become more complicated. In that case, management and governance mechanisms must stay in locked doors to establish a cohesive and shared user experience—regardless of whether a BYOD or a shared device policy is in place. Replace manual distribution procedures with automation wherever feasible. If devices are missing or stolen, IT teams can wipe them remotely to safeguard patient health information and other sensitive data.
Keep Device Compliance, Cleaning, and Safety Top of Mind
Prevention of infection is often a concern in the hospital, particularly cross-contamination between patients and caregivers. Healthcare companies are approaching this by a combination of management controls and procedures. Not unexpectedly, healthcare providers are worried about the problem of shared equipment. Approaches include cases of anti-microbial devices, UVC cleaning solutions, and extensive wife-downs at shift changes. Hospitals must monitor their procedures efficiently to ensure that preventive action is taken regularly.
Hospitals should also pay attention to the security and enforcement issues of mobile tools. Responding to HIPAA and regulatory guidelines is a big challenge, compounded by cybersecurity challenges that have become more numerous and more complex since the pandemic. Multifactor authentication and system protection enabling rest and transit data are known to be the table's stakes. Healthcare organizations must ensure that all video sharing tools follow the same criteria so that there are no low ties in the application of mobility.