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  Mobile Computing Pavilion

Improving Outcomes at the Point of Care with Wireless Technology

  DATE: Sunday, November 30 2003 - Friday, December 05 2003
  START TIME: 07:00 AM
  END TIME: 10:00 PM
  LOCATION: South Building, booth 1651
  CODE: MCP-I
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Joel Cook
 

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Abstract:

Wireless technology is transforming the way healthcare organizations communicate, providing instant access to important inform

Wireless technology is transforming the way healthcare organizations communicate, providing instant access to important information for making clinical decisions at the point of care and in carrying out those decisions anytime, anywhere and on any device. Technology available today can deliver a truly closed-loop diagnostic imaging process, making available digital images instantaneously and vastly improving workflow and efficiency among all healthcare professionals. Process improvements available through automation stand to help alleviate pressure from growing workforce shortages among medical imaging, nursing, pharmacists, and other healthcare disciplines.

 

Beyond providing anytime, anywhere access to a complete and electronic patient record, a wireless network brings efficiency improvements through the use of ever more robust mobile devices. The emerging Tablet PC offers a large high-resolution screen, blending the benefits of a workstation with the mobility of a PDA.

 

Using a Tablet device, physicians can: 1. View digitized filmless medical images; 2. Make notes on images using digital inking and recording patient health as text which become part of the permanent record; 3. Clarify orders; 4. Make faster, better decisions based on faster access to more accurate information

 

Use of wireless devices translates into improved efficiency and better care, a goal of every discipline within the healthcare setting.


Learning Objectives:

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1. Recognize the overall benefits and advantages of wireless solutions, such as

improved accessibility and productivity with quick, uninterrupted performance

time savings by enabling users to directly enter information from the bedside, or anywhere and with any device  Immediate access to real-time data that aids in decision making Improved turnaround times, workflow and processes ability to integrate with existing applications; 2. Understand how wireless communication can aid medical imaging and physicians alike; 3. Understand how wireless technology can help alleviate workforce shortages; and 4. Identify how wireless technology can improve efficiency and care within your organization