Publication: Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare
Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices are as ubiquitous in hospitals as scrubs and hand hygiene dispensers. According to a survey of nurse managers and IT decision-makers, within the next four years, 97% of nurses will use mobile devices at the bedside.
Hospitals recognize that integrated smartphone platforms have become integral to patient care and safety. By facilitating real-time connections and information sharing among caregivers, they help resolve some of healthcare’s most intractable, harmful, and costly problems: communication failures, delays, and errors.