Automation is improving the quality of patient care October 18th, 2018
In healthcare, there is a huge opportunity to automate the collection of information and the quality of patient care.
In fact, automation within the healthcare industry can help to reduce errors and risk in the field, especially in hospitals where thousands of people receive care each day.
In a typical day, nurses spend roughly two to three hours of an eight-hour shift documenting and filling out paperwork. However, with the proper automation technology in place, much of that time that could be spent providing quality care instead.
Using the latest healthcare mobile computers and scanners, there is an opportunity to streamline many time-consuming processes.
Automation technology and proper use of electronic medical records (EMR) will enable hospital personnel to automatically record stats and receive care instructions throughout shifts. Real information is collected where and when the real work is happening, as opposed to documenting it afterwards.
Data can be collected and logged when next to patients, where vital statistics are being collected, and where medication is being given. All of this data can help medical professionals to more accurately log medication needs and much more. The information is then collected and brought back to a central system where it can be analysed and acted upon in the correct manner.
Additionally, patients can rest and recuperate more successfully as a result of fewer disturbances from nurses and personnel checking in on monitors and stats. This can help patients to rest more easily, reassured that they are in good hands. There is also peace of mind that comes from knowing human error is reduced as much as possible when it comes to their medications and overall health.
Resellers should take into consideration the overall growing demand for automated healthcare solutions throughout the industry. There are always technology refresh opportunities for outdated technology. Larger facilities, like hospitals, demand larger rollouts and can provide very profitable deals to VARs who are able to supply them with the right kinds of automation solutions.
Through automation, patients receive better care, healthcare workers receive better and more accurate information, and resellers receive more opportunities to provide these solutions. Soon, hospitals will all be utilising these technologies and EMR’s but right now it is a transitional time and resellers have the opportunity to get ahead of this evolving trend and demand.
Samantha is BlueStar's Digital Media Specialist, and the primary contributing writer for VartechNation.
Previously, she has worked as a Public Relations Associate and a Social Media Manager.