In the fast-evolving healthcare landscape, the integration of mobile devices has transformed the way we deliver and receive medical services. For doctors, nurses, and administrative staff alike, mobile devices have become indispensable tools, streamlining patient care, improving communication, and enhancing overall efficiency.
But with the widespread use of mobile devices comes one key concern that healthcare organizations cannot afford to overlook: the need for a solid device management solution. From data breaches to lost productivity, the lack of a robust device management system exposes your healthcare organization to a number of serious risks that could compromise your mission and reputation.
In this blog post, we’ll explore three key reasons why your healthcare organization needs a well-designed device management solution. We’ll also cover how some of Power Technologies’ products can help you get the most out of your investment in a device management system.
1. Increased Security
As mobile devices are increasingly used to capture, monitor, and share sensitive patient data, the security of those devices is crucial. One study from Bitglass found that 68 percent of healthcare data breaches were the result of loss or theft of employee mobile devices.
To protect your organization from the liability and reputational damage of a potential data breach, you need a device management solution that physically secures every mobile device in your facility. With a keycard door lock and the ability to integrate most leading third-party provisioning software products, our DMS-10™ charging cabinet allows you to manage and track checkout/in for all devices. This ensures they only get into the hands of the people who are authorized to use them.
An additional benefit of a secure device management system like the DMS-10TM is how it aids with regulatory compliance. Healthcare organizations must adhere to strict regulations, such as HIPAA in the United States. Proper, secure device management can keep you in compliance and help you avoid hefty fines and legal consequences.
2. Enhanced Infection Control
The COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally changed the way hospitals and other healthcare facilities approached infection prevention and control. According to one article from The International Journal for Quality in Health Care (IJQHC), in addition to practices like improved handwashing, the pandemic prompted healthcare workers to adopt “non-pharmaceutical intervention measures to prevent infection, such as environment sanitization.” This is one area where the right device management solution can make a difference.
Our solutions with UV-C sanitization, such as the DMS-10™ and the CSC-Locker-8™, help keep your staff and patients safe by utilizing chemical-free UV-C surface disinfection that effectively kills 99.9% of infectious pathogens on shared devices. You can also customize disinfection cycle times — from 2 minutes to 20 minutes — depending on your facility’s workflow and efficacy needs.
3. Improved Workflows and Reduced Costs
Finally, a well-designed device management system can go a long way toward saving your organization time and money. The sheer number of mobile devices used in a healthcare facility can make tracking them and ensuring they’re ready to deploy when needed a logistical nightmare. Poor device management can lead to unwanted downtime and delays in patient care as healthcare staff have to spend extra time tracking down devices, troubleshooting, or waiting on repairs and updates.
A device management system like our CSC-Locker-8™ helps alleviate many of these problems, offering a secure, centralized location to charge, deploy, and track valuable assets so your staff are never without the devices they need to provide the best patient care. The CSC-Locker-8™ also makes it easy to keep assets updated by allowing you to coordinate software updates across a fleet of devices.
The improved workflows enabled by good device management systems also leads to reduced operational costs for your organization. By optimizing device usage, your device management solution can minimize repair costs and prevent the premature replacement of equipment, ultimately saving you money in the long run.
Find Your Device Management Solution With Power Technologies
When it comes to protecting patient data, promoting infection control, and improving your organizational workflows, one of the best things you can do is invest in a high-quality device management solution.
So don’t wait until a data breach or workflow breakdown jeopardizes your organization’s mission and reputation. Take action today and contact Power Technologies to learn how our best-in-class device management solutions can empower your organization to do its best work. We’d love to talk with you!