Imprivata is highlighting some of the ways in which healthcare providers can use mobile technology to provide better service to their patients. The company notes that COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of mobile solutions, largely because the switch to a remote ecosystem has forced people to become more comfortable with digital forms of interaction.
As it relates to healthcare specifically, mobile technology enables remote consultations, and facilitates other forms of contactless communication. It is also being used to make clinical workflows more efficient. For example, some nurses are now using apps to take better notes during patient checkups and to make it easier to share those notes with other professionals who will be providing care to that individual. Meanwhile, smartphones can be used to allow COVID-19 patients to communicate with friends and family members without breaking quarantine.
Imprivata went on to emphasize the utility of its own Imprivata Mobile platform, which can help a larger healthcare operation manage shared mobile devices and individual user accounts. With Imprivata Mobile, the Bolton NHS Foundation Trust was able to leverage Imprivata OneSign for authentication, allowing approved users to log into shared devices with a proximity badge and a simple tap. The process is much faster than the Trust’s pilot setup, which asked doctors to log into three separate applications before using a device.
The Imprivata Mobile solution is compatible with iOS and Android devices, and provides clients with an auditable record to ensure compliance with various privacy and security regulations. Imprivata Mobile General Manager Victor Pizzolato will be discussing the platform during a webinar scheduled for Tuesday, 28 July, at 2-3pm BST.
Imprivata recently received the highest ranking in the 2020 Black Book Survey of healthcare IT users. The company has also stressed the need for accurate patient identification systems during the COVID-19 pandemic.