With the hectic and unpredictable nature of the medical field, a device that can handle the pressures of the job and still retain information is vital. Paper-based systems are outdated and can slow down work, where tablet computers can open up an entire new avenue for progress and productivity.
Whether the doctor/nurse is at their desk or on the go, medical tablets can assist in a number of activities, including:
- Retrieving patient documents, files, and records from digital databases.
- If the information is not already uploaded, users can add the intel to the database and help collect information on new patients and issues.
- Applications can be used to write prescriptions, make notes, or even dictate documents.
- Doctors can collaborate with others and review one another’s work digitally.
- Meetings through communication applications are made easy with tablets’ wireless functionality and built-in cameras.
- Wireless pen/stylus functionality can let the user use the tablet as a notepad in the case of comfort or time limitations.
- Real-time communication with coworkers and staff, so doctors and specialists can be present even when they’re far away.
- Addresses for house-calls can be recorded and collected, and doctors can have the patient’s files on-hand no matter where they go.
- Charts and images can be added to documents and files, as well as video and audio.
By eliminating the paper-process entirely, both human error and time-loss can be avoided. Even in situations where paper-based documents are being re-entered into computers, the margin for human error is huge. By skipping the physical step entirely, digital documents can be more accurate and easier to read.
Doctors and nurses can use the tablets during reviews, treatments, check-ups, or even examinations. The tablet’s portable slate-design makes them just as easy to carry as clipboards, and infinitely more functional. Full documents and reviews can be generated and printed wirelessly via tablet, and patients can be cycled through much more quickly.
Lab results, charts, insurance information, records, and patient data can be easily accessed and recorded digitally, and doctors can avoid the hassles accompanied by physical records. No more repeated visits to filing rooms, and doctors can avoid errors that might affect their patient’s treatments or diagnoses.
A tablet can replace stationary computers and paper, and provide a more accurate, real time experience. Purpose-built technology is also designed to resist the stresses of demanding mobile environments, so that they can last longer without deteriorating. Medical tablets are an investment that can eliminate a number of workplace issues, boost productivity, and improve both doctor and patient lives exponentially.