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Embracing Apple iOS in Healthcare

Embracing Apple iOS in Healthcare

This white paper takes a detailed look at the pros and cons of consumer-grade devices, specifically iOS devices, in healthcare. It also explores current and future use cases and the software applications that are useful in different situations.

Clinicians, especially doctors, are pressuring IT departments to adopt the use of iOS devices in the healthcare environment. It’s a clear reflection of the staggering consumer demand for Apple® products. In addition, Apple® is proactively entering the Enterprise channel as well as piloting its HealthKit app in over 60 percent of the top 23 U.S. hospitals. According to a Reuters report, Apple® has an “incredible team of experts in health and fitness” and is “talking to medical institutions, healthcare and industry experts on ways to deliver its services.” Apple® is coming for healthcare and it’s moving swiftly. How prepared is your IT department?

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How to Measure the ROI of a Secure Mobile Communications Solution

How to Measure the ROI of a Secure Mobile Communications Solution

An app that allows HIPAA compliant texting, clinical consults, care coordination, system alerts and news and more... all that yields an amazing measurable ROI? Yes!

Secure texting is only a small fraction of a secure mobile platform. The success of a hospital’s mobile communications system depends on the number of physicians who adopt and use the system, its ability to integrate with the EHR and other clinical reporting systems, and the system's flexibility to adapt and evolve with future clinical and non-clinical needs. This white paper takes a detailed look at the clinical and financial impact of a secure mobile communication platform, Practice Unite, at Jersey City Medical Center Barnabas Health

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Time is brain

Time is brain.

Leveraging telemedicine to save time and improve patient outcomes for stroke victims.

The telemedicine network at Abington Memorial Hospital (AMH), a tertiary-care medical center in Philadelphia’s Montgomery County suburbs, improves stroke patients’ chances of survival by providing remote access to sub-specialists in neurological diagnosis and treatment. For patients and their families, this speed and accuracy can sometimes mean the difference between full recoveries or debilitating outcomes.

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Finding balance in medical workstations

Finding balance in medical workstations.

Comparing mobile carts vs. wall-mounted solutions as the primary workstation for EMR data presentation.

In the quest to find technological solutions that lead to better efficiency of care, hospitals often find themselves weighing the differences between types of workstations, specifically mobile carts /work- stations on wheels (WOWs), and wall mounted cabinets and arms. The goal of this white paper is to assist in finding balance between these two trusted solutions and help decision makers choose the workstation that best suits the specific needs of their healthcare facil- ity. Our approach will demonstrate a detailed hard cost comparison between mobile carts and wall stations, as well as identify and discuss key “soft cost” areas that must be considered including patient engagement, safety, clinical workflow, privacy, security and resource utilization for implementation and long term support.

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Getting started with BYOD

Getting started with BYOD.

The best practices approach to give your BYOD initiative a jump start.

The 'Getting started with BYOD' white paper addresses the challenges of implementing a BYOD program, and the best practices/solution to give your BYOD initiatives a jump start. Many organizations are considering allowing personally-owned mobile devices for business applications in order to drive employee satisfaction and productivity while reducing their mobile expenses. Futura Mobility customers have taken a broad spectrum of approaches to BYOD, from allowing a small set of executives or technical staff to use their own devices to opening BYOD up to the entire employee base. In talking with these customers, Futura Mobility has identified four key best practices for creating a successful BYOD program that address the challenges most likely to reduce the program’s impact or derail it entirely.

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 Overcoming the power challenges of mobile workstations

Overcoming the power challenges of mobile workstations.

How Lithium Iron (LiFe) technology achieves the 20+ hours of daily runtime required for Meaningful Use and full EMR adoption.

Despite their widespread adoption, the day-to-day, operational challenges for mobile workstations can be daunting for hospitals.Futura Mobility understands the magnitude of the problem caregivers face as they struggle to find an efficient, cost-effective way to power their mobile workstations.As a result, Futura partnered with one of the industry’s leading battery manufacturers to design a better power solution specifically for mobile workstations. The result is a mobile workstation power source that is significantly lighter and more efficient than older battery technologies. Futura Mobility’s Continuum Power System is based on Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) technology – an extremely efficient technology similar to that used in the latest electric cars – which addresses the problematic issues associated with the older SLA batteries such as their exceptionally slow charge time and heavy weight. Mobile workstations powered by SLA batteries take up to eight hours to fully charge, while Continuum battery charges in just a fraction of the time

 

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