I know this might be hard, but put your phone down for a second and think about how much time you spend on your electronic devices every day. According to Nielsen’s Total Audience Report, Americans aged 18 and older spend more than 11 hours a day using electronic devices. Did you mouth just drop reading that number? Because mine definitely did. As crazy as that sounds, many of us certainly suffer from phone separation anxiety.
Electronic devices have become a prevalent part of our daily lives, so much so that they’ve started playing a major role in the healthcare industry. Patients now have the opportunity to send pictures of their medical issues to their physicians, and new mobile health apps can track heart rate, blood sugar, cholesterol, and set medical reminders.
These examples barely scratch the surface of the powerful combination between healthcare and electronic devices. Here are three ways mobile content management can help improve patient care:
1. Forget filling out the same information over and over again
Paperless registration has helped many healthcare organizations achieve optimum levels of operational efficiency. Say goodbye to the days of completing paper forms on clipboards, and say hello to completing e-forms on tablets. Using tablets helps employees save time so they can provide better care to more patients. Tablets can drastically improve the patient experience as well, because they only have to provide information that isn’t already on file.
2. Better collaboration means happier clinicians
Not only do patients benefit from mobile solutions, but clinicians benefit as well. Mobile solutions provide increased, secure access to medical records from anywhere, at anytime. Clinicians can use an intuitive interface on a smart phone or tablet to search with filters so they can view information from a patient’s chart, capture new photos during a visit, or complete e-forms.
3. Accelerate administrative tasks
Mobile solutions give organizations a competitive edge. By leveraging mobile solutions for clinicians and patients, back office functions are also improved – Processes are optimized, productivity increases, and errors are reduced.
Mobile advantages present revolutionary opportunities to enhance patient engagement while supporting healthcare providers and caregivers. Using mobile solutions with the right enterprise content management (ECM) solution can take your health information management to the next level.
With the opportunity to integrate healthcare and technology, many organizations, both in healthcare and IT, are eager to take advantage of new mobile solutions. Why not join the movement? Connect with one of our business process experts below to learn more!