Mobile Healthcare – The Influx of Modern Technology
If you've been to the doctor recently, it's likely that you've seen a growing rise in medical technology, which in turn has led to an increase in mobile healthcare. Handwritten notes in patient files...
If you’ve been to the doctor recently, it’s likely that you’ve seen a growing rise in medical technology, which in turn has led to an increase in mobile healthcare. Handwritten notes in patient files are long gone, having been replaced by voice recorders for notes tables for records, and more and more mobile technologies become mainstays.
An article on digium.com, The Rise of Mobility in Healthcare, discusses how certain innovations, like wearable technology and smartphones, are completely changing the world of healthcare.
Mobile applications are helping medical offices, hospitals, and assisted living staff members to deliver prescription information to pharmacies, submit insurance claims, and even deliver real-time information from a patient’s pacemaker, for example. These mobile processes and improvements are all part of what the industry has labeled Clinical Mobility, which, according to Health Insights, is now a $5.6 billion industry.
Of course, even with these technological improvements, all of this mobility has roots in communications. This increase in mobility allows doctors and nurses to have access to communications tools on-demand. Particularly in an emergency, every second counts, and time spent searching for a record or desk phone is, well, far from ideal. Integrating mobile technologies into the healthcare workday will drastically improve the lives of both caregivers and patients.
VoIP, of course, plays a pivotal role in this rise in mobility. More specifically, healthcare centers already rely on some form of unified communications, and VoIP is designed to make this type of environment more fluid.
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