When you head to the doctors, are you noticing a new trend? No longer does your physicians sit there with a pen in hand, folder in front of them, jotting down notes as you speak to them of your illness, concerns and life. These days you are far more likely to sit down in the doctor’s office to see your physician typing away on a laptop as you tell them what the reason is for your visit.
This is no huge surprise, technology is everywhere, and it’s making health care easier for those who see multiple physicians. Let’s say you need to have a visit with a neurologist after seeing your primary care physician; this electronic platform that your physician is using, allows them to share your records with that specialist in mere minutes. No more waiting for hand delivered notes, no more faxing hard-to-read medical files; technology is thriving and it makes everything faster.
Not only is technology allowing the health care industry keep track of records more efficiently, but all enterprises across the board are starting to realize the benefit behind mobile driven technology. Research has shown that 90% of Fortune 500 companies are currently testing or using mobile device integration into their business processes. Furthermore, it has been shown that mobile workers put in 240 hours more, per year, than their non-mobile counterparts.
With 75% of the US workforce already being mobile, and 61% of workers citing that they are more productive with mobile technology tools; it’s no wonder that more facilities are seeking out ways to integrate smartphones and tablets into their workforce.