Mobile Health Technology and the Power to Improve Patient Care

The 2013 mHealth Summit is coming up next week and will feature a tremendous lineup of sessions and exhibitors all focused on mobile health IT. Below is a guest blog from Ken Jarvis, Director, Health & Life Sciences Industries, Americas Region at HP.

In the lead up to the fifth annual mHealth Summit next week, HP is working with Intel to highlight how clinician mobility is transforming patient care and access to data capturing. As the vision of mobility in healthcare becomes reality, we are seeing a transformational shift in the way health is managed and care is delivered. Mobile health technology gives healthcare providers the power to offer care at the right time and place.

The use of mobile devices has the potential to save time, enhance accuracy and improve bedside attention. Tablet PCs, notebook PCs, mobile workstations and mobile thin clients give hospitals the option to choose the product, or combination of products, that best suit their needs. Companies like HP aren’t just offering options in devices, but rather an opportunity for change, which can help providers create better experiences for patients during their medical stay.

For example, physicians use tablet PCs like the HP ElitePad 900 to be more efficient and accurate in their day-to-day activities. With remote access to medical records, the physician is able to have productive face-to-face interactions with patients by providing them with personalized healthcare information in real-time. The physician can also use the tablet to capture patient information digitally in the moment so detailed information can be created and retained faster and more efficiently. For practices that want to streamline processes, windows-based tablet PCs are a smart choice as they can run the same programs available on their existing desktop PCs.

Next week, we’ll be on the mHealth show floor at Intel’s booth #1311. HP’s mobile portfolio will be on display including the HP ElitePad 900, HP EliteBook Revolve and HP EliteBook Folio. For more on what you can do to improve your mobile strategy, HP’s Ken Jarvis will be speaking in his session on the general stage on Monday December 9 at 2:45 p.m. about Creating a Secure, Effective and Popular BYOD Policy.

Learning objectives in this session will include:

• Enablers and inhibitors to an effective BYOD policy

• Current and future landscape of BYOD

• Tips from practitioner experiences on how to develop an IT strategy and foundation for an expected surge in clinicians’ adoption of BYOD

What questions do you have? If you will be at the event stop by the Intel booth #1311 and say hello.