Mobile Computers for Healthcare: 5 Benefits for Patients and Medical Staff
Mobile computers in healthcare transform how doctors, nurses, and other practitioners take care of their patients. With the integration of mobile computers into their everyday tasks, healthcare professionals can receive a range of benefits: improved communication and clinical decision making, better health record maintenance, more efficient resource management, and much more.
The Urovo Mobile Computers are a great option to serve the needs of nurses and doctors in healthcare environments. These devices simplify the treatment of patients and reduce all unnecessary tasks so that healthcare professionals can focus all their energy on patient care.
In this article, we will underline the benefits of mobile computers for patients and healthcare professionals alike.
What is the Current State of Mobile Computers in Healthcare?
Digital transformation has revolutionized how every industry operates, especially in a sector as complex as healthcare, where the stakes are so high. With mobile computers, technology is quite literally put into the hands of the doctors, nurses, and administrators who can make the greatest difference.
Before the use of mobile computers, all information related to patients - including their symptoms, previous treatments/procedures, diagnostic tests, and current treatments - had to be recorded by hand. Managing this sensitive information and ensuring it was available to all future doctors/nurses was a logistical challenge.
Nowadays, with the help of mobile computers, healthcare professionals are empowered with the mobile computing, clinical collaboration, and data capture features they need to provide every patient with the highest quality care.
What are the Benefits of Mobile Computers for Patients and Medical Staff?
Mobile computers help doctors and nurses to simplify and improve clinical practices. According to a survey of 1,300 physicians published by the American Medical Association (AMA) in 2020, nearly 9 out of 10 physicians see clear advantages to employing digital health tools.
There are a variety of use cases for mobile devices in healthcare. Listed below are some of the most common aspects that can be improved with the deployment of mobile computers in healthcare organizations:
● Clinical decision-making
● Health record maintenance
● Time management
● Education and training
● Remote monitoring
● Information management
The 5 Major Benefits for Mobile Computers Applications in Healthcare
The possible application scenarios of mobile computers in healthcare are many and diversified. We have summarized some of the main benefits that healthcare organizations can enjoy when implementing mobile computers into their workflow:
1. Streamlined Communication
Healthcare professionals often need to work across multiple locations, including clinics, wards, operating rooms, emergency departments, labs, and intensive care units.
Coordinating communication between colleagues in such a dispersed environment can be challenging to say the least. The potential consequences of miscommunication can also highly impact the patient’s life. Before mobile deployment, doctors and nurses were not always immediately accessible when their help was most needed.
The use of mobile computers in healthcare environments represents a more reliable and straightforward method for communication. With the help of a mobile computer, nurses and doctors can communicate through real-time secure messaging and share the latest updates with each other.
Mobile deployment also helps communication during shift changes, when a significant amount of information must be transferred from one team to another. With mobile computers, nurses and doctors can access digital records of real-time patient data and ensure seamless treatment even after a shift change.
2. Clinical Decision Making
Clinical decision-making constitutes the most critical part of healthcare. This step allows nurses and doctors to diagnose the patient’s problem accurately and then apply the correct treatment.
Healthcare providers need to rely on the information available to them to determine the best strategy for patient diagnosis and treatment. Mobile computers allow them easy access to significantly more data than before and ensure the best decision is made.
In particular, healthcare providers can enjoy a series of benefits when mobile computers are employed in their organizations: immediate real access to a patient’s health record, more efficient data collection, reduced errors caused by miscommunication.
With mobile computers, doctors have access to more data and better decision-making at the point of care. With more critical data available to them, they can record more details and even improve the rate of medical breakthroughs.
3. Reduced Costs
Another benefit of mobile deployment for healthcare providers revolves around the increase in productivity as a result of improved clinical practices. Mobile computers have reduced the manual paperwork required for administrative tasks. Mobile technology has also shrunk the time wasted waiting for paper copies of patient notes and other time-consuming tasks.
When mobile computers are employed in the healthcare sector, tasks like writing prescriptions, scheduling procedures, waiting for test results, and many more are no longer a drain on healthcare professionals’ time.
Workflows that include mobile technology help healthcare providers save money while also allowing doctors and nurses to spend more time and energy on patient care.
4. More Efficient Health Record Maintenance
Mobile deployment’s most notable benefit relates to simpler and more efficient health record maintenance. Relying on paper records hinders the real-time tracking and sharing of all patients’ data among all the doctors and nurses involved in their care.
Electronic health records (EHRs) refer to cloud-based paperless solutions that offer secure, safe, and reliable storage for all patient data. Healthcare professionals can have instant access to an updated medical history for each patient right at the point of care.
EHRs and mobile computers also reduce many of the mistakes and issues so common with paper records. Losing or misplacing patient data represents a significant drain of resources and can result in poor clinical choices.
5. Increased Efficiency
Time is valuable for all businesses. However, waste of time in healthcare can have even more significant consequences. In this industry, the value of time is mostly associated with the patients’ lives. The sooner patients receive treatment, the higher are the chances of saving or improving their lives.
The use of mobile computers offers methods and tools for improving efficiency in healthcare environments. Increased efficiency includes the real-time tracking of treatments, instant access to patients’ EHRs, more practical remote care, and less time spent on administrative tasks.
Besides an increase in efficiency, the employment of mobile computers in healthcare environments also leads to better patient care.
How Can Urovo Help You?
DT50 5G has played an important role in scenarios such as mobile nursing, mobile ward rounds, static distribution centers, and drug management.
Nursing staff can conveniently and effectively perform patient management, medical order management, and nursing reminders by using 5G PDA. Medical staff can easily implement mobile medical rounds by using 5G PDA. The pharmacist can ensure the safety of intravenous dispensing and effectively reduce medical risks by using 5G PDA.
Besides mobile computers, UROVO also provides a series of POS terminals made to streamline the processing of mobile and credit card payments in your healthcare organization. Take, for example, the UROVO i9000S, a POS terminal that supports all payment methods, including mobile payments, contactless cards, IC cards, and magnetic stripe cards.
UROVO also offers a series of other products designed to meet the ever-growing needs of healthcare facilities. From mobile computers (like the UROVO DT50H-5G) to healthcare devices (like the DT50H Medical Mobile Data Terminal), UROVO provides customized solutions for your healthcare company to help you face the technology challenges unique to the healthcare industry.
The UROVO DT50H Medical Mobile Data Terminal
The UROVO DT50H - and its upgraded version, the DT50H 5G - is designed to be the health guardian for all your patients. Made of antibacterial materials conformed to JISZ2801 standards, this medical mobile data terminal withstands the effects of common disinfectants and is resistant to alcohol wipes. Your healthcare staff won’t have to worry about damaging the device during any routine disinfection.
The UROVO DT50H is equipped with a Qualcomm octa-core high-speed processor for ultra-high operation speed paired with ultra-low power consumption. Your healthcare staff will also benefit from its 5.7’’ large display. The high-sensitivity, super-bright touch screen of the UROVO DT50H will empower healthcare professionals in your facility to obtain information efficiently and quickly, even in strong light outdoor environments.
The UROVO DT50 5G Mobile Computer
The UROVO DT50 5G represents the first 5G-enabled rugged mobile computer in the industry. This mobile computer is intended to provide your healthcare staff with unprecedented communication speed anywhere and anytime.
The UROVO DT50 5G features a Qualcomm innovative 5G-enabled Octa-core 2.0GHz processor with Android 10.0 OS. The UROVO DT50 5G features a large high-body ratio 5.7” color touch screen that makes this mobile computer as convenient as compact in size. Your team can use this mobile computer to read barcodes in a blink, even in the harshest environments. The long-lasting durability of this mobile computer is guaranteed by its standard 4300mAh high-capacity removable battery.
Contact us to request more details about the UROVO Healthcare Mobile Solutions.