Take Healthcare Mobile with the Right Complement of Solutions

Meghan Haley

At Connection, our goal is to assist our healthcare clients in achieving the Triple Aim: improve the patient experience, advance the health of populations, and reduce the per capita cost of healthcare. We believe mobile devices can help address these goals, as well as streamline workflows, enrich collaboration, and increase efficiency.

Earlier this year, we conducted a CHIME survey to better understand how healthcare organizations are using mobile communication tools. In that survey, 62.5% of respondents stated that they see mobile technology as a key to improving clinical outcomes, with 64.5% of those respondents indicating that they’re using Apple devices in their mobile strategy.

We’ve found that deployment of mobile devices is just part of the solution, and that other components are needed to achieve the Triple Aim, streamline workflows, enrich collaboration, and increase efficiency. Here are some of the manufacturers and components that complement Apple devices:

Brother: You may need to print patient records, or another department or office might need to see lab results. Brother printers and all-in-ones can help facilitate this by enabling users to print directly from most mobile devices using AirPrint® for Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.

Cisco: Meraki Systems Manager, Cisco’s EMM solution, makes deploying, securing, and managing mobile devices, their applications, and data simple and easy, so you can get back to the business of caring for patients. Cisco also has Fastlane, which gives iOS apps priority on Cisco Wi-Fi Access Points, ensuring that critical applications are given precedence.

Griffin: Griffin Beam is an all-in-one scanner/battery/case—a single, ergonomic unit that harnesses the power of iOS in a rugged, dependable platform that will streamline clinical workflows. Beam’s smooth exterior is also cleanable with industry-standard hospital grade cleaners and disinfectants.

Honeywell: The Captuvo SL42h enterprise sled is a superior tool for clinician workflows. The sled encases the Apple iPhone 7, 6, or 6s with an industry-leading, integrated barcode scanner and a protective, disinfectant-ready housing.

LifeProof: LifeProof cases keep your mobile investments protected and on the move. Waterproof and drop-proof, their cases are virtually immune to the two biggest device dangers in the clinical environment.

PatientSafe Solutions: A unified communications and workflow platform that provides up-to-date patient, care team, and clinical context all in one smartphone app. Patient Touch™ consolidates multiple communication modes, such as secure messaging, voice calls, pages notifications, nurse calls, critical results, and alerts into one unified inbox. It is also great for care team coordination and collaboration—displaying on-call, assigned, and available care team members in real time.

ReadyDock: With more devices being used in healthcare facilities by nurses, doctors, and patients comes the need to ensure germs do not get passed from one patient to another. RD5 secure docking stations utilize ultraviolet light to disinfect and sanitize iPhones while they are being charged.

Seal Shield: ElectroClave for iPhone and iPad combines worry-free UVC LED disinfection that safely kills 99.99% of pathogens, a lockable cabinet with built-in charging, and a Web-based MDM portal for managing devices.

Tonic: Their solution is a real-time mobile data collection and payments platform that provides a seamless, easy, and engaging way for patients to fill out any survey, sign any consent form, or make any payment when and where it’s most convenient for them.

At the end of the day, improving patient care and patient experience are the top priorities for every healthcare provider. The deployment of mobile devices will help achieve those priorities by improving care team collaboration, streamlining their workflows, and increasing efficiency. Connection has experts on staff who can discern the unique needs of your organization, design the right solution, and deliver it on time, and on budget.

Meghan Haley is a Product Manager for Workplace Transformation at Connection. In her free time, Meghan likes spending time outdoors running, hiking, or skiing.