Mobile Technology’s Impact on Health Care  

Author: Ron Remy, CEO, Mobile Heartbeat

It’s National Health IT Week! From October 2-6, stakeholders from across the Health IT industry will come together to shine a spotlight on the tremendous impact and benefits of IT on healthcare.

We are pleased to be a corporate partner of National Health IT Week as we acknowledge all the ways technology can improve healthcare delivery, access and outcomes. HIMSS and the Institute for e-Health Policy launched #NHITWeek in 2006 — and just look how far the industry has progressed and grown since then. It’s an exciting time to be part of the health IT community.

One of the key topics of National Health IT Week is technology’s role in healthcare transformation. And that transformation can be seen in the way mobile platforms have streamlined processes, reduced costs, improved communication, and changed how clinicians interact with each other and with their patients.

Mobile healthcare technology platforms have come a long way since the iPhone was launched a decade ago, and are now ubiquitous throughout the healthcare system. Smartphones have enabled the development of clinical communications and collaboration mobile tools. This burgeoning technology improves healthcare delivery and safety by connecting the hospital enterprise and increasing care team collaboration. It is also delivering on the promise that IT will expand access to quality care, increase economic opportunity and make communities healthier.

Keep up with the discussion and events by following #NHITWeek on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.