Hospitals’ Top 8 Uses for Wireless Technology

Wearable devices have the potential to empower patients in their own healthcare, but health systems will need to improve security and connectivity for broader adoption, according to a report from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and KLAS Research.

Healthcare organizations that are further along in this journey are now measuring the effectiveness of these patient engagement tools and making changes to produce optimal results, the study found.

“As HCOs work to unite personal technologies and healthcare, data security and interoperability, they are poised like never before to deliver more efficient, proactive and patient-centric care, all while giving patients a greater role in managing their health ,” he wrote. the Nov. 15 report’s authors, which also included market intelligence firm Digital Health Analytics.

Here are the most popular uses of wireless technology, according to the 314 health IT executives surveyed, representing the digital footprint of about 40% of U.S. hospitals:

1. Telehealth for clinicians: 99%

2. Wireless Voice over Internet Protocol: 98%

3. Video surveillance: 96%

4. Mobile connection throughout the premises: 95%

5. Radio frequency identification/real-time location systems: 87%

6. Telemetry over Internet Protocol: 87%

7. Wander management/patient escape/child abduction 87%

8. Patient clothing integrated with EHR: 52%

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