Health IT tip of the day: Make the leap to mobile

In the past, healthcare field workers have been limited by what technology is available. While caregivers and hospice workers play a vital role in our healthcare system, many are held back by outdated reporting techniques and poor connectivity in the field.

Max Silber, Vice president of mobility for MetTel in New York City: Fortunately, today's evolving mobile landscape is changing the healthcare field worker industry. As mobile devices become more pervasive, and their functionality extends into the healthcare space, caregivers and hospice workers are able to streamline processes, save time and increase productivity through mobile devices. Traditionally, homecare agencies require providers to manually document all of their visits all at once, after a long day out in the field. Smartphones and tablets have revolutionized this process by facilitating real-time data transmission to an EMR system, providing faster and more efficient patient care.

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