Recently, James Jones, VP of Patient Care Services and Nursing Operations at University of Washington Medicine’s Valley Medical Center, wrote an article for Becker’s Health IT and CIO Review. The story details how smartphones helped the hospital ease clinicians’ workload, improve outcomes and achieve 99 percent patient satisfaction on the hospital’s busiest unit.
Before switching to smartphones, this hospital outside of Seattle was relying on multiple devices for clinical communication, making it cumbersome for clinicians and staff to share meaningful information about patient care. Now, communication is more streamlined, nurses respond more quickly to patient requests, and the hospital is quieter for a more healing environment.
Read the full article to hear how the switch to smartphones is just one way Valley Medical Center is putting patients first.