A preview of some of the latest mobility in health solutions

03 December 2013 | Helen Harmetz, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft

Mobility is something that we’ve talked about a lot on this blog. We all know that healthcare is changing and that mobility is at the forefront of this change. Two weeks ago in New York at a Business Mobility Event hosted by Microsoft, we highlighted several customers and partners who are doing really cool things with mobile technology, namely to improve doctor-patient engagement and to make hospital visits more enjoyable, productive, and secure.

Below is a little preview of the cool solutions being used in the healthcare industry, but please visit the Microsoft Industries blog to learn more about what these folks are doing.

  • Pediatric Associates. Working with Greenway Medical Technologies, they implemented an app that allows medical assistants to record patient information, vital numbers, allergy information, and much more in a safe and secure location on a Microsoft Surface Pro 2. Physicians are saving time by only inputting patient data once, and being able to quickly access and review patient information prior to meeting with them. Learn more by watching this video.
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital. The team at NYP is putting Windows 8 tablets in the hands of their patients. Patients can use them to call their nurse, interact with their care team, and access the Internet and communicate with loved ones. Patients can also use the tablets to better engage with their nursing staff, whether it be to communicate needs or find them quickly.
  • Palmetto Health. Many doctors were frustrated trying to use bulky, wall-mounted computers in their exam rooms, and felt the computer was coming between them and their patients. They wanted to go mobile, and realized that Windows 8 had the horsepower to handle the complexity of their medical record system. Learn more by watching this video.
  • AirStrip. AirStripOne Cardiology is the first and only mobile cardiac care solution to operate on all Windows 8.1 devices. Currently in FDA approval, the app supports expedited cardiac care delivery with a number of leader features with digital visual enhancement.

These are just a few examples of the power that mobility in healthcare can provide for both providers and patients. Stay tuned to this blog to hear about more.

Helen Harmetz
Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft