Strategy & Planning
An important first step! Having a solid technology plan is critical. Determine objectives, how mobile devices will be used and assess your current infrastructure – your Wi-Fi network must be able to handle more demand.
The Right Devices
You have options. Good planning will help with decision making. Medical grade devices offer many benefits (rugged, anti-microbial etc.), or you can opt for consumer grade handhelds – as long as you beef them up to withstand the demands of a senior care environment.
Data & Device Security
This is an obvious priority in a healthcare setting. Organizations must ensure the utmost security when it comes to resident data. Decisions around work-only devices or BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) will also be required.
Remote Updates & Device Management
Remote monitoring and management of mobile devices is critical to ensure operational effectiveness and security. The beauty of mobile? Updates and fixes can be remotely pushed to the device, while devices can also be wiped if security is threatened.
Supporting Your Team
Delivering care is a round-the-clock undertaking. Supporting staff when and where they need help is critical to reinforce positive attitudes about technology and to boost employee satisfaction.