EMR Leader Goes Mobile and Wireless for Home Health Clinicians

Even in this digital age, it is not uncommon for home health providers to still depend on pen and paper to document vital patient data. The risk of losing critical information is high and can lead to harmful errors. Outdated forms of documenting home care visits not only have the potential of leading to mistakes, they are also highly inefficient.  To be competitive in today’s home care market, clinicians need a mobile and wireless computing solution to access, share and record patient information in real time.  This not only improves efficiency, it also improves the quality of care that can be provided.

Frederick Memorial Hospital, one of the most comprehensive home health care systems in Maryland, knew that pairing the most reliable mobile computer with the best wireless broadband network would be a critical part of improving the quality of care offered by its home health clinicians.  The solution the hospital deployed was the Panasonic Toughbook T series laptop with embedded Verizon Wireless mobile broadband.

Recently, Frederick Memorial was placed in the top one percentile of hospitals nationwide for EMR adoption.  The hospital credits a large portion of this recognition to its Toughbook/Verizon Wireless solution, for its ability to easily collect and share standard information in the field.

Take a look at the video of Frederick Memorial’s mobility success story.

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