I’m looking forward to the day that the command to “page Dr. Smith” (along with the lag time for Dr. Smith to return the page) will vanish from our hospitals and medical offices. Today, everyone in the hospital – from the administrators, to doctors, to nurses, to custodial staff – is armed with a smartphone and/or tablet. These are the mobile healthcare tools we need to be using now for instant communication and collaboration across the organization.
Adoption of mobile communications technology has been widespread and rapid across society, and it’s quickly changing how we communicate in healthcare. To help health IT professionals and users keep up, BlackBerry Healthcare has launched Mobility Pulse, a periodic e-newsletter (click on right to view) with actionable tips and the latest news on healthcare mobility.
In the inaugural issue, we share information about why we need to modernize emergency communications and how to tighten mobile security and reduce risk. We also link out to some of the important recent news stories and blogs about mobile health communications from BlackBerry and other sources, and share information about upcoming events and webinars.
For more information about how BlackBerry delivers a secure, deeply integrated communications engine for the exchange of health information on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry devices, please visit BlackBerry Healthcare on the web.