Mobile devices including the iPhone®, iPad® and other smartphones give users anywhere, anytime access to online resources, enhance productivity and provide instant connections to vital information. Nowhere is this more evident than in the healthcare industry, where easy access to patient information can be a crucial element in ensuring quality care.
A recent study by CompTIA found that over half of all physicians currently use iPhones, iPads or other smartphones in their practices. Of that number, approximately 38% use their mobile devices to access medical information on a daily basis, and that number is expected to increase to around 50% in 2012. With government incentives for implementing electronic health record (EHR) systems, this trend of increased usage is expected to continue, making products like the Care360 Mobile app essential for healthcare providers.
Advantages of the iPad
The Care360 HD app for iPad® has many features that aren’t available with smartphone apps, such as the ability to document a patient encounter. This added functionality and the convenience of the iPad make the tablet a great choice for physicians accessing their records from home or while making their rounds. You can access ePrescribing, pull up lab results and view patient history and document encounters 24 hours a day from anywhere with an Internet connection.
Portability of Smartphones
The Care360 Mobile app for the iPhone and iPod Touch offers capabilities for ePrescribing, viewing patient records, receiving lab results and handling ongoing patient contact. While the app is only available for the iPhone or iPod, Android™ and BlackBerry® smartphone users can directly access the Care360 system through their Internet connections via the standard mobile login.
While they may not have access to all of the features that the iPad does, these mobile devices offer unmatched ease of use and portability, making them a logical choice for the modern healthcare provider. Combined with the Care360 EHR solution, smartphones can boost productivity while ensuring that medical records are updated accurately and conveniently from almost anywhere.