3 Signs Your Healthcare Facility Is Ready for Automation

Healthcare workers encounter pressure to deliver immediate, quality patient care even as workflows get busier. From admission to discharge, healthcare workers are committed to providing the best possible care, which is why inefficient technologies have no place in healthcare. Studies show that healthcare miscommunication costs $1.7 billion and makes physician practices and hospitals more susceptible to dangerous risks and errors. Additionally, studies estimate that 37% of all high-severity injury cases involved communication failures. Consequently, healthcare decision-makers are implementing mobile technology to boost communication and data access and maintain consistency when your floor gets busy. Without dependable mobility solutions that improve communication, healthcare facilities face greater risks that could jeopardize patient care. As a result, modernization specialists recommend evaluating mainstream tasks to pinpoint problem areas.

Here are some signs to know if your healthcare facility needs automation:

  1. Constant miscommunication in your hospital – Experiencing communication issues with patients leads to a major drop in profits and quality of care. Additionally, if your staff and patients are not effectively communicating, the time a patient spends in your facility can be significantly prolonged. If your facility is dealing with communication issues, healthcare automation solutions can help. Zebra’s Workforce Connect can deliver hands-free communication and ensure instant response times to elevate efficiency and patient care. Safer and easier data access gives your workers streamlined visibility and simplified communication workflows with smoother operations. 
  2. Frequent paperwork errors – Processing paperwork and risking manual errors can be a sign that your business needs dependable mobile technology. It’s easy to make the occasional error while processing paper forms when the floor is busy and timelines are shortened. Replacing your online forms with healthcare automation tools can eliminate these errors that risk patient safety and ensure they get the care they need. 
  3. Disorganized information – Paper-based systems can create data entry errors, and manual paperwork is tedious and time-consuming. On the other hand, automated data processing centralizes data to create a seamless user experience. This facilitates EHR storage and sharing while also eliminating complex training. Enterprise rugged tablets have been a successful way to automate tasks like patient intake, incident reporting, and patient acquisition. By connecting data capture and digital reporting through one HIPAA-compliant platform, your staff can keep data accessible and prevent bottlenecks when retrieving patient information.

Eliminate miscommunication, data entry errors, and disorganization with automation solutions tailored for your healthcare facility. Contact us today to learn more about how mobile technology can help you provide quality care to your patients.