Today, our heroes don’t wear capes; they wear masks and gowns.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted healthcare in so many ways. As they work tirelessly in hospitals across the world, doctors and nurses have had to radically shift the way they deliver care, using digital health solutions to treat patients remotely and mobile devices — often their own smartphones — to connect isolated hospital patients with their loved ones.
To give these heroes the tools they need, hospitals are enabling several years’ worth of digital health transformation in a few short months. Telemedicine usage skyrocketed from 10,000 to 300,000 a week in March 2021, and 30 million patients in the U.S. will use remote patient monitoring (RPM) by 2024.
To succeed in this new era of care, healthcare providers need powerful, flexible technology platforms that support the full spectrum of care — from the hospital to the home.
Mobile devices are essential tools for essential workers
Even before the pandemic, many hospitals were already short on staff and financial resources as they faced a growing (and aging) patient population. The current crisis has only exacerbated those challenges. Forced to do more with less, hospitals are looking for ways to help short-staffed teams work more efficiently. Fortunately, the digital health tools they need already exist.
Modern care teams need digital solutions that help them access information, collaborate on the fly and extend their capabilities — all from a single device that’s fully shielded to protect patient privacy.
Equipped with smartphones and a secure clinical communications platform, clinicians don’t waste time hunting for an available desktop computer with electronic health records (EHR) access or paging each other with simple questions. They’re constantly connected to all the information and people they need to do their jobs.
How Samsung supports digital health innovation
Creating a more connected, effective healthcare experience has been a priority for Samsung for the past decade. We’ve worked with innovative healthcare solution providers to eliminate obstacles and support the clinical professionals on the front lines of medicine.
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Today, we focus on three key areas for healthcare innovation: hospital care, home care and virtual care. We’ve partnered with leading solution providers in each of these areas — from EHR providers and partners like Equiva whose bedside tablet solution supports improved patient engagement, to remote monitoring providers like Vivify Health and home health platforms like HomeCare HomeBase. Together, we’re helping hospitals work smarter, improve collaboration and streamline workflows. We’re supporting better patient experiences and outcomes, and helping reduce the cost of care, wherever it happens.
Healthcare workers have enough challenges in front of them right now. Outdated or insufficient medical technology shouldn’t be one of them. Along with our partners, Samsung is ready to help healthcare providers overcome any tech challenges standing in the way of digital transformation so they can usher in a new era of care that meets patients where they are.