1. Enhance coordination among care providers - Provide instant support, feedback and collaboration among caregivers.
2. Enabling communication at the point of care - Two way communication allows the caregiver to remain with resident while requesting additional help or while documenting in real-time, both of which are shown to improve outcomes for residents and improve efficiency
3. Improves time management -It's been shown in multiple studies that the two way communication provided by smartphones both by text and voice, reduces wasted time looking for people and assets, as well as improves resident satisfaction through quicker response times.
4. Mitigating burnout - Smartphones foster teamwork, reduce physical fatigue, and reduce adverse events that all lead to additional workplace stress. Additionally, allowing caregivers more time with residents as shown in #3 leads to higher job satisfaction.
5. Increase communication stream and device efficiency - Reduce all the devices that caregivers must carry - pager, radio, scanner, badge, etc into a single device that streamlines communication and documentation.
Taken from article by Healthcare Innovations - http://tiny.cc/skbhuz