Zebra Technologies have released their latest healthcare vision study “Smarter, More Connected Hospitals” report. It is based on a survey of over 500 senior-level hospital leaders within the clinical, IT, and procurement disciplines. The report is a great insight into the future of patient care such as intelligent workflow automation, mobile technologies that support collaboration and workforce transformation. Key takeaways include:
- Hospitals are investing in clinical mobility tools, real-time location systems (RTLS) and intelligent workflow solutions. Yet 67% of hospital executives agree more must be done moving forward.
- Though hospitals are aiming to give nearly all staff mobile devices in the next five years, priority is being given right now to urgent care team members who need clinical mobility solutions to better manage patient surges and collaborate with physicians and nurses on the move.
- Technologies that automate workflows and deliver real-time intelligence to hospital staff will benefit both patients and clinicians by reducing the time spent trying to track down critical medical assets and information. This optimized information ecosystem can lead to smarter decisions and fewer mistakes.
- Telehealth and remote patient monitoring will be transformative for both clinicians and patients in the next few years, and most hospital executives plan to increase spend to support new applications.