It’s Time for Next-Generation Mobile Health Technology

We have officially entered the era of next-generation healthcare delivery. As hospitals, healthcare facilities, and private practices race to attract healthcare consumers, they realize that making smart investments in mobile technology can put them on the fast-track to getting ahead of the competition. AI, cloud-based services, EHRs, and telemedicine tools are examples of mobile technology in healthcare. Mobile health technology is rapidly changing and becoming a necessary part of how organizations distribute their services.

Depending on where your organization is currently on the innovation continuum, the phrase “next-generation mobile healthcare solution” may have a completely different meaning to you than to your competitor. While consumers have been using smartphones and wearables to track their health for several years, new mobile solutions offer unique opportunities for healthcare providers, payers, and other players in the field as well.

iPad/Tablet Kiosk

Adding an iPad or a tablet to your practice may be an easy way to tap into technology’s power. Self-service kiosks are enjoying widespread popularity across various segments of the healthcare space. Whether your goal is to enhance the patient check-in experience, improve visitor management, or offer patient education, an interactive kiosk can prove to be a valuable tool in any medical environment.

Patient check-in kiosks at doctors’ offices and hospitals reduce the line in front of the reception desks and save time for both patients and staff. Some hospitals have set up self-service kiosks that allow patients to schedule their next appointment without waiting for a staff member.

Digitalized Doctors

Research shows iPads and tablets improve physician workflow. According to one study, the vast majority of participating doctors found iPads to be extremely beneficial. The mobile device helped them become more efficient, enabled them to save time, and provide more timely patient care.

The latest HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey results demonstrate how mobile technology has taken the healthcare industry by storm. According to the study, 90% of doctors rely on mobile technology to engage with patients. This figure represents a significant increase from 2013, when only 83% of physicians used mobile technology to facilitate some part of patient care. Unquestionably, the implementation of mobile healthcare services for access to information continues to grow in popularity.

Health Screening Stations

To bring the exam rooms to patients, some supermarkets placed health kiosks in their stores. These screening stations offer a convenient way for customers to test their eyesight, weigh themselves, get information on diet, vitamins, and even pain management.

Health kiosks have limitless potential as developers can add many more functions to serve the needs of today’s empowered healthcare consumers. Health screening stations can be incredibly versatile in terms of functionality and soon may offer tips to teach people how to quit smoking and even assess their diabetes risks.

Telemedicine Platforms

Telemedicine platforms allow healthcare practitioners to consult with patients via video link. The ability to connect providers and patients in real-time without being in the same physical location can be incredibly useful, especially in rural communities. In such conditions, traveling to doctor’s offices can be challenging, particularly for patients with severe health conditions. With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, more patients welcome the opportunity of remote diagnosis.

Thanks to the rapid innovations of mobile technology, many telemedicine software platforms are available today. Although these platforms can sometimes be standalone, they are often integrated into medical practice management (PM) software solutions. Even if the telemedicine software is a standalone system, it must seamlessly integrate with EHR (Electronic Health Records), EMR (Electronic Medical Records), and medical billing software. When choosing a telemedicine platform, make sure that it is compatible with other medical service software you already use.

Conclusion

Mobile technology in healthcare is quickly becoming one of the primary pillars of modern patient care delivery. Consumers drive the demand for innovation by asking for a more convenient, readily available care model. The reality is that without rapidly evolving mobile technology, it would be almost impossible to close the gap between what healthcare consumers ask for and what organizations deliver.

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