In his Huffington Post article, Using Mobile Applications to Increase Hospital Productivity, Giva founder and CEO Ron Avignone posits that even though mobile apps have already boosted productivity for medical personnel significantly, the best is yet to come. Avignone imagines the kinds of medical apps that could continue advancing the medical profession and what types of challenges they might tackle.
Since Apple launched the iPhone in 2007 and the iPad in 2010, mobile applications have significantly increased the productivity of medical professionals as well as back office operations personnel. However, the most significant mobile app innovations in healthcare are yet to be realized. We will review some ways that mobile apps are improving healthcare operations today, and how they may be improved in the future.
Mobile Applications in the Hospital Front Office Mobile devices have dramatically changed the practice of medicine. They have led to the rapid development of killer software apps to meet real problems of clinicians: time management, eHealthrecord access, real-time communications and data sharing, reference/information access, patient monitoring, decision-making, and education/training. Overall, the increased access to point-of-care tools, which improve clinical decision-making and patient outcomes, has had the most impact.