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BLOG: How mobility benefits healthcare

Grace Ho | Nov. 20, 2012
Grace Ho, country president, Motorola Solutions Singapore, discusses the healthcare mobility revolution and how it stands to benefit healthcare practitioners, patients and the community.

A nurse's duties are critical to the health of patients. Healthcare providers should empower nurses with devices that allow mobile voice and data for communications as well as the remote management and monitoring of a patient's vital signs, among others. Such mobility solutions empower them to perform their daily nursing duties and communications in a more efficient manner. Devices that use work order management systems enable nurses to quickly find patients, remember tasks, increase their efficiency and be aware of a patient's conditions at the press of a button.

Optimising your IT operations

Healthcare providers should look into enhancing their IT operations to get the most out of a healthcare mobility solution. Getting information should be as easy as a quick scan or a push of a button, and this is only achieved through a robust wireless network solution that enables one to capture and retrieve data accurately and reliably from anywhere.

A wireless network security solution, such as Motorola's AirDefense Services Platform (ADSP), simplifies the management, monitoring and protection of a WLAN network. Through a wireless network solution, a real-time locating system can be effectively deployed to accurately track the current location of equipment and people using a wireless network. This then makes patient tracking, staff tracking and asset tracking much more convenient.

Safety, accuracy and speed in a healthcare environment is vital. The mobile revolution in healthcare will contribute towards overcoming the challenges that are currently plaguing today's healthcare workforce, including inefficient and error-prone processes, the shortage in nursing staff, as well as the increasing administrative requirements in the industry due to new government and industry regulations.

The benefits of mobile healthcare workers will ultimately reach beyond healthcare staff to change patients' lives and everyday costs, allowing providers to improve patient safety, improve productivity, deliver faster and higher quality care.

 

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