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Healthcare tablets pervasive in clinical and remote-monitoring venues
This article is part of the Pulse issue of July 2017, Vol. 5, No. 4
Like many healthcare systems today, the University of Chicago Medical Center has started using healthcare tablets in a big way, a move the provider sees as crucial to improving the patient experience. As they make rounds on the adult and pediatric inpatient units at the 600-bed hospital, nurses tote ruggedized tablets loaded with software from healthcare communications provider Vocera. The nurses input patient complaints -- and compliments -- into Apple iPads, and those "follow-up requests" are immediately e-mailed to support services staff. "In the old days, rounding was a paper-based process," said Andres Valencia, the health system's manager for patient experience improvement and innovation. "Now, the huge benefit of using tablets … is from a manager's perspective; they no longer have to drag around a piece of paper until the next time they're behind their desks and type up an e-mail to get the ball rolling." Healthcare handhelds surpass laptops From rounding and remote patient monitoring to viewing medical images and ...
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