Providing quality healthcare is a serious 24/7 commitment. While clinicians focus on creating better patient interactions, healthcare IT and C-level decision makers, are focused on equipping employees with the right devices and systems to optimize their workflows, improve efficiency and enhance the quality of care.
Endpoint Devices that Meet the Diverse Needs of Healthcare IT
Healthcare IT pros know, getting the most out of their IT investment requires devices that promote speed, efficiency, and seamless interaction with other departments.
Clinical productivity and workflow efficiency require matching the right mobile devices and accessories with healthcare worker needs. 54% of healthcare providers using mobility solutions have realized cost savings through better resource utilization, care co-ordination and preventative support care.*
Tablets, laptops and ultra-small desktops can be integrated into carts, wall-mounts and arms to improve healthcare worker’s ability to access, capture and share data safely and reliably at the point of care. Look for devices with a proven history of being integrated into patient healthcare systems.
Clinical staff who spend much of their working day on their feet moving between rooms and departments may also need devices they can take with them. For many healthcare workers, lightweight tablets with protection cases are the answer; so long as they are easy to clean with common medical wipes and can be secured to ensure only authorized personnel can use them to access medical records.
Bedside tablets, in-room digital displays can be used independently or integrated with interactive patient care systems (IPCS), offering secure access to the Internet, patient portals, educational materials, meal ordering and comms & entertainment tools. Such solutions can boost patient satisfaction, and can easily be powered by compact and secure devices like ThinkCentre Tiny.
Meanwhile, healthcare administrators need a range of desktops, all-in-ones and ultraportable laptops, depending on their exact roles and mobility needs.
With all of these devices, you need the to ensure they have the highest levels of reliability for 24x7 operations, and security measures built in to protect your healthcare IT network. Reliability means ensuring they are sufficiently engineered and tested to make hardware failures and reboots extremely rare. Security measures should include hardware solutions to store and authenticate user credentials, prevent copying of patient data out of work systems and into personal ones, and enabling encryption and remote wiping of devices in cases where they are lost or stolen.
*engagemobile.com “Healthcare providers move into a new age of mobile technology” April 2016