CNOs must be skilled in communications while building and strengthening bridges between clinicians and management. Clinical mobility solutions allow nursing professionals to streamline processes and provide real-time updates. Putting the right applications in place not only enhances the patient experience, but also can improve patient safety.
At the Chief Nursing Officer Summit in Scottsdale, AZ last month, Altura Communication Solutions presented a round-table conversation that featured Chris Sullivan, Global Healthcare Practice Leader at Zebra Technologies. In this session, Chris provided an overview of impactful technologies in healthcare. These disruptive forces provide a positive transformation, affecting both the clinician and patient alike.
This interactive session included a demonstration of smart phone and mobile device applications, as well as an in-depth discussion of staff communication, data capture authentication, clinical decision support, and workflow efficiency best practices. The round-table highlighted a technology framework for Healthcare IoT applications and provided moving forward perspective on planning and implementation strategies.
Chief Nursing Officers gave valuable insight into how mobility technology is being used to enhance patient experience and improve clinical outcomes. In addition, CNOs shared the struggles they are faced with in attempting to keep up with the ever-changing technology.
While more and more hospitals are embracing clinical mobility at an increasing rate, there is still a long way to go. Over half of surveyed CNOs are currently looking into technology upgrades to their mobility solutions and indicated they are not confident with their current technology, especially regarding interoperability, cost, and security.
Widespread adoption of mobility upgrades in hospitals is crucial for nurses, doctors, clinicians, operations, and IT, as well as patients who expect technology to be part of their healthcare treatment.