Part 2 in the 2017 mobility in healthcare survey series reveals that mobile device types still vary widely across the industry, and the particular device a person carries may depend in large part on the communication requirements of their role. The supporting infrastructure for wireless and cellular communications appears to be getting better, though there is still room for improvement. Likewise, existing plans for backup/emergency communication systems likely warrant closer scrutiny. Overall, survey participants see many opportunities for mobile communication improvements over the next three to five years.
Thirty percent of malpractice lawsuits cite communication as a contributing factor. Communication is also cited as a root cause in 21 percent of sentinel events. Learn how you can improve your hospital’s communications in these key areas.