In a world where it seems like every time you blink there is a new digital trend changing the way we communicate, it can be hard to keep up. You’re not alone in this challenge.
Today’s healthcare organizations are working to achieve lower costs and increase productivity without compromising outcomes. To do so, it can help to focus on improving integration and communication through information mobility — the ability to capture, transform and manage information when, where and how you need it.
Indeed, by taking steps to improve internal and external information management, hospitals, IDNs and health systems can see fast, near-term results in three major areas:
1. Real-time communication and collaboration. According to an IDC Health Insights study1, 47.5 percent of healthcare employees need to access more than six data repositories for the information they need to process billing statements and patient treatment documentation. Yet only 16.2 percent of hospitals surveyed enable search across all data sources. Care teams have a high need for remote access to applications, including from their mobile devices, and for finding and integrating information from different platforms. Information mobility helps to integrate business and clinical process workflows across departments.