Mobile technology is extremely helpful in hectic fast paced environments like the medical field and it's been getting more and more popular. One of the biggest problems that currently stand is that the healthcare industry largely functions on a BYOD basis. Healthcare workers bring their own equipment and devices to work, such as cell phones, tablets, and smart devices.
Patients' medical records are more valuable on the black market than financial data. That presents a big problem and a nightmare for IT when trying to stay HIPAA compliant. Medical tablets help by providing the security level needed to meet HIPAA requirements and facilitating the workflow.
Medical tablets are built rugged and durable to meet the demands of the healthcare industry. They're usually rated IP65 to prevent dust from entering the device and stay protected against harsh chemical sprays and disinfectants.
A good medical tablet worth its salt is usually antimicrobial, built so it can protect itself from harmful microbes while it's traded between many different hands.
Cybernet's antimicrobial properties are built into the plastic to ensure it lasts for the life of the device and will not be affected by disinfectants or even deep scratches.
The standardization of medical tablets in a medical facility can greatly increase security and HIPAA compliance since good medical tablets are usually Imprivata ready and certified to help protect patient data.
They also help reduce the paperwork required which adds another layer of data protection and reduces clutter and promotes organization.
Packed with features built specifically for healthcare, medical tablets are usually able to streamline the workflow and facilitate tasks for healthcare workers with features like RFID readers, barcode scanners to scan patients' wristbands, full sized ports, multiple processor options, and more.
There are many ways the healthcare industry finds medical tablets useful. It's common for patients to see medical tablets early on in their journey when they start their check-in process, since antimicrobial medical tablets are often used for patients to check in and fill out their information.
Healthcare professionals also use them to access patients' records. With that they can transition from patient to patient easily since medical tablets provide the mobility and flexibility to be carried around.
Finally, clinicians can use medical tablets to interact with patients when providing remote healthcare and telehealth services. This application of medical tablets is one that's getting very popular and will most likely continue to grow in importance.