Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Mobile Device Strategy Project
As a service to the healthcare IT community and as part of the BIDMC's strategic planning process, we're studying the best practice implementation of mobile devices in clinical settings.
Mobile devices can take many forms
*Handheld barcode scanner/printer such as used by rent-a-car agencies
*iPhones and iPads
*laptops and tablets
*computers on wheels
*various bluetooth devices that separate bar code reading, data entry, and printing
*voice recognition systems such as Vocera
Mobile devices can have many purposes
*Positive patient id at the bedside - scanning a barcoded wristband to verify patient identity as part of medication and lab workflow
*Lab label printing at the bedside
*Vital sign entry
*New and innovative applications - just scan the Apple App Store for health related software. At Harvard we use mobile devices for students to capture information about their clinical experiences such as the diagnoses of patients they have treated.
*Part of a geolocation system using triangulation of wifi signals
For the next 4 weeks, Ankur Seth, a Duke MBA Candidate will be speaking with
*CIOs throughout the country to understand their current and planned mobile device deployments
*IT staff at BIDMC and Harvard
*Clinicians at BIDMC
He would welcome the opportunity to speak with you or your designate about innovative products you have deployed or are considering, especially those which support laboratory and medication workflow. Everything we learn will be posted on my blog and in articles we'll share openly.
If you would like to share your mobile strategy to inform this effort, please email Ankur Seth at email@example.com. Thanks for any input you can offer
Posted by John Halamka at 3:00 AM