How Medical Tablets Reduce Errors in Busy Environments

6-ways-purpose-built-medical-tablets-make-hospitals-safer-for-patientsAny urgent or emergency care facility is a fast paced environment, with people in the hallways, patients being moved from one area to another, shift changes, and more. The influx of extra patients during the chaotic holiday season can make it even more difficult to keep track of patient care and medical professional responsibilities from the ambulance to the ICU.

When doctors and nurses have a hard time keeping track of everyone because they are so busy, high end medical tablets can help keep everything more focused and on-target, from admissions to emergency care for monitoring and patient care. Tablets can be assigned to a floor, a room, a bed, or a patient; handed off from specialist to resident to nurse and used to immediately update the mainframe with new patient data.

Overworked, under supported medical professionals who pull double or triple shifts with regularity can and do make an occasional error, especially when using outdated forms of note taking and record keeping which lead to simple errors, missed dosing, incorrect data entry, or duplication of notes. Rugged medical tablets provide health professionals with the ability to instantly add notes to a patient’s file, update their status, register medicine dosages and times, and relay information to others on the medical team.

Patient confidentiality is protected with tablets which allow access only b approved personnel and can vary level of access depending on the role of the person working with the patient. Accidental sharing of sensitive data is automatically reduced, and patient files can be simultaneously updated at will and kept from prying eyes. Access to the patient themselves can also be restricted as needed, or special directions left that are visible to everyone with the most basic level of access to their information.

A tablet or all-in-one medical computer system allows for portability or stationary use, and hot-swappable batteries provide for uninterrupted care. Anti-bacterial cases help reduce the risk of germ transmission, and fanless design makes rugged tablets the ideal device for hazardous environments. Touch screens on either type of device make going from screen to screen easy, and large faced tablets or all-in-ones provide ready viewing of patient files or scan results and can be used bedside to improve patient care and while informing and educating.  

Patient care improves exponentially when patient records are both protected adequately while still being accessible to a wide range of professionals. When both a resident and a specialist can view files in real time without depending on being on the same floor, patient consults are streamlined, and fast-tracked and patient outcomes can improve.  

Rugged tablets are the ideal device for a chaotic healthcare setting, and can revolutionize both patient care and practitioner experience.