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Revolutionizing Healthcare: The Top 8 Applications of Wireless Technology in Hospitals


Nov 21, 2023

In a report released by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives and KLAS Research, wearable devices have been found to have great potential in empowering patients in their own healthcare. However, for broader adoption, health systems need to improve security and connectivity. The top uses for wireless technology among health IT executives surveyed include telehealth for clinicians, wireless Voice over Internet Protocol, video monitoring, cellular connectivity throughout premises, Radio Frequency Identification/Real-Time Location Systems, telemetry over Internet Protocol, wander management/patient elopement/infant abduction, and patient wearables integrated with the EHR. These findings are based on a survey representing the digital footprint of about 40% of U.S. hospitals. Healthcare organizations that are making the most progress in this area are measuring the effectiveness of patient engagement tools and making changes to produce optimal results. This focus on data security and interoperability has the potential to lead to more effective, proactive, and patient-centric care. According to Digital Health Analytics, it will also give patients a larger role in managing their health.

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