Panasonic Utilizes Rugged Mobility Products to Deliver Secure Healthcare Connectivity

According to a HIMSS 2016 Connected Health Care study, results show that 52 percent of the hospitals represented use three or more connected health care technologies. Of those respondents, 69 percent are utilizing mobile optimized patient portals and indicated that the attention to a mobile environment expands the capability to send and receive data securely. Finally, just under half of the survey’s respondents (47 percent) stated that they expect to expand their use of connected health technologies in the next few years.

“The healthcare ecosystem is increasingly converging on patient centric technology solutions,” said Tom Martin, Ph.D., Director of Healthcare Information Systems for HIMSS. The Connected Health findings illustrate the importance of interactive relationships between physicians and individuals and technology as a means to advance comprehensive health and healthcare.

As technology becomes more fully integrated into our everyday lives, the opportunity to generate positive change within conventional healthcare systems has become more important than ever before. The establishment of mobile healthcare’s foundation is laid in the hardware that it deploys – technological solutions should be designed so that they can be implemented effectively and securely by providers. With the continued emphasis on digital record keeping, a reliable mobile device enables flexibility and improves overall efficiency by allowing clinicians to access information and patient data from nearly any location.

Rugged Toughbook laptops and mobile clinical assistants (MCAs), include the necessary features that allow doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to perform a number of services. From viewing medical records and X-rays to transcribing prescriptions, next generation wireless capabilities allow its users to access and update medical and patient records in real time. This transition from paper to digital not only improves the safety and security or patient health records and data, but also minimizes time consuming manual paperwork, in a time where medical professionals are tasked to do more with less.

In addition, Toughbook computers with integrated Bluetooth technology can receive signals from Bluetooth-enabled scanners that record medications labeled with barcodes. Some Toughbook computers, like the Toughbook MCA, include integrated barcode scanners, so users are able to scan medication and patient information directly into the unit.

The benefits provided by rugged mobile computers not only save time and money, they help ensure greater accuracy of data, resulting in optimized patient care and safety.

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See full 2016 HIMSS survey results and infographic here: