Healthcare organizations are widely embracing mobile clinical communications technologies to improve care team collaboration, workflow efficiencies and, ultimately, patient care. But the adoption journey has often been bumpy.
Several years ago, leaders at a large healthcare system put together a strategic plan that included among its goals to make clinical workflows more mobile and create “smarter” rooms using wireless medical devices. New technologies were purchased based on feedback from stakeholders, and everyone was properly trained on the new tools.
Computers and workstations on wheels (WoWs) were designed to help clinicians spend less time working from nursing-station desktops and more time at the point of care. The reality, however, is that the ideal has yet to be fully realized.
Organizations struggle to find balance between today’s mobile clinical communications tools and frontline workflow needs