The Impact of Smartphone Technology in Clinical Practice
11:30am - 12:30pmTuesday, March 6
Las Vegas - Venetian Convention Center
Hospitals have a history of being a test bed for communication technologies. From the first paging system in the 1950s to the more recent adoption of smartphones, connecting the right people and information quickly has always been critical to ensuring quality care and patient safety. Yet, despite advancements in technology, many hospitals continue using antiquated paging systems. Award-winning research conducted by Island Health in Canada proves that a secure and integrated smartphone app improves clinical communication and workflows. Use of the smartphone technology also resulted in physicians reporting a significant reduction in interruptions during patient care. This session will discuss study findings and demonstrate how implementing a smartphone solution into clinical practice significantly improved physician response times, increased efficiency and transformed care team communication.
Analyze current communication practices and identify opportunities for improved communications efficiency
Discuss how secure, integrated communications amongst all healthcare enterprise stakeholders improves care and processes
Demonstrate how mobile technology enables health care professionals to streamline communication and collaboration, reduce interruptions, improve physician response times and help hospitals and health systems transform care delivery by redefining how they connect and share information