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.
About Sara Jost RN
Sara Joined BlackBerry in 2010 and is the Global Healthcare Industry Lead responsible for healthcare strategy, business development, marketing and sales programs. She has over 14 years of healthcare experience, including Neuroscience Researcher specializing in stroke and migraine at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON. She was also a High Risk Labour and Delivery Registered Nurse at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, ON. Sara worked for Healthanywhere, a mHealth start-up, starting and managing 13 mHealth programs across North America and in the UK. Sara has a BScH in Life Sciences from Queen’s University and a BS in Nursing from University of Toronto.