Pressure to reduce re admittance rates, increase patient satisfaction scores, drive down cost, and the dramatically and rapidly changing regulatory environment has led to the rapid expansion of Telehealth solutions within the healthcare industry. In order to fully take advantage of many telehealth initiatives it is very important for organizations to have a formal Governance Enterprise Mobility plan in place.
First of all, what is telehealth and how does it differ from telemedicine? Telehealth refers to a broader scope of remote healthcare services than telemedicine. While telemedicine refers specifically to remote clinical services, telehealth also refers to remote non-clinical services, such as provider training, administrative meetings, and continuing medical education, in addition to clinical services. Today’s telehealth solutions not only enable remote clinical services, they also now include remote monitoring of patients, automated alerts about follow up care, and prescription medicine reminders.
Which brings us back to the issue of Governance for Enterprise Mobility.
Just as with Big Data, telehealth is bringing large amounts of very usable information to healthcare organizations. But the challenge now becomes how best to disseminate that information to the proper caregiver or personnel. If you gather critical data that needs to immediately get to a specific caregiver from a patient at home how are you going to securely send that information and how are you going to ensure the caregiver received the information?
In addition to the critical real time information from telehealth initiatives there is also the ability to create efficiencies within organizations around ongoing training, meetings, and continuing education. With Smartphone screens becoming larger and larger, and tablets becoming more sophisticated it is now feasible to access much of this information using a mobile device. When you consider the mobile and chaotic nature of a healthcare provider organization, the proper execution of a strategy enabling mobile access to training information can create huge efficiencies, time savings, and significantly drive down costs.
RoundWorld Solutions has extensive expertise in the merging of Telehealth solutions with Governance for Enterprise Mobility in the healthcare industry. We understand the mobile technologies available to ensure success of your Telehealth initiatives. We will engage the proper personnel within your organization to acquire the pertinent information, and provide the proper technical expertise to establish the processes and procedures to leverage enterprise mobility to improve patient care.
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