What is mobile computer vision technology, and how is it improving healthcare? I spoke to Justin Corbell, VP of sales and business development at Scandit, to get the scoop. Scandit is a software company that focuses on enabling consumer mobile devices to do enterprise-grade data capture, such as scanning barcodes and recognizing text.

“One of the things we’ve noticed is that the healthcare industry has adopted consumer devices at a pretty high rate,” Corbell said. “What’s great about that is being able to take our software and put it into a consumer device really reduces the need for additional data capture devices.”

And less clutter isn’t the only advantage. With a smartphone equipped with the Scandit app, healthcare organizations gain access to advanced capabilities that aren’t available on traditional scanning devices. Some of those capabilities include scanning multiple codes at once and leveraging augmented reality to display relevant information that can save time and improve patient experiences.

While Scandit captures data, it doesn’t actually transmit any of it. Instead, all data collected is managed through that third-party device, preventing the solution from infringing upon sensitive patient information. You just need to make sure your device meets your organization’s security requirements and has the power to endure a 12-hour rotation.

“Through companies like Samsung and some of the innovations that they are making there — whether it is wireless charging or fast charging or just better battery life — we are seeing those needs get met,” Corbell said.

How smart are your clinical communications? Take this quick assessment to get personalized advice on your hospital technology.