During the past two years, hospitals have increased their adoption of facility-provided and physically hardened smartphones for nursing staff and other ancillary care providers, results of a new survey show.
In many hospitals, nurses have been dissatisfied with other communication options, such as landline phones, overhead paging, Voice over Internet Protocol handsets and pagers, says Gregg Malkary, managing director at Spyglass Consulting Group, a mobile health advisory firm. He conducted the survey of more than 100 IT and healthcare professionals for three months, starting in March.
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