January 31, 2018
If Your Healthcare Organization is Only Using Mobile for Text and Voice, Then Your Mobile Strategy Needs An Update
Here’s what you should be thinking about as you build your healthcare strategy to improve healthcare operations
The adoption of mobile technology in healthcare continues to increase because it helps improve the patient journey, maximize productivity and help cut costs. According to a 2017 study conducted by HIMSS Analytics, nearly 80 percent of the 129 C-suite executives, clinicians, department heads and IT staff surveyed were using tablets, and 43 percent were using smartphones to access information necessary for providing and coordinating patient care. Among study participants, 77 percent were accessing clinical information with their smartphones, 71 percent were accessing electronic health records, and 66 percent were using their phones as an educational reference.
The organizations that are seeing the most value from leveraging mobile technology are the ones that also implemented a strong mobile strategy: a strategy that supports mobile-related tasks and maintains alignment with organizational goals; one that improves consultative circumstances, if not for actual diagnoses. To fully realize the power of mobile technology, providers need to employ image sharing applications and workflows.
Healthcare organizations that use mobile devices for imaging sharing rely on fast, secure channels to move and manage patients’ records, including images. Because medical image files can be large and cumbersome, the demands of employing a solid mobile strategy include fast network speeds.
Here are some other things to consider while building a mobile strategy around image sharing:
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