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VA Boston Healthcare System

 

Mobile Devices Enhance Patient Care Delivery

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Mobile devices enhance patient care delivery by allowing immediate access to information, results and more.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Imagine your office is in one building and you work with patients or colleagues in three different buildings, and several times a day you find yourself looking for a computer workstation to access information. Consider how much time you could save by having instant access to the same information, right at your fingertips!

This is just one of many cases which illustrate why 91% of VA care team members who received a VA-issued mobile device (tablet) as part of the Mobile Health Provider Program reported that they like that VA is providing new and innovative tools.

The VA Boston Health Care System received 200 mobile devices as part of the program in June 2015. Already VA Boston care team members are finding ways to use their devices to enhance Veteran care.

In 2014, VA launched the Mobile Health Provider Program at VA medical centers across the country. The program equips care teams with mobile devices (tablets) to help enhance care delivery for Veterans. To date, more than 12,000 tablets have been issued to care team members at more than 30 sites, including VA Boston Health Care System.

The VA-issued tablets provide care teams with on-the-go access to VA email, the VA App Catalog, public Health apps, and Virtual Private Network capabilities in medical centers as well as off-site. As the program evolves, so will the opportunities to use mobile technology to improve Veteran care. VA will release a series of VA-developed mobile apps that will enable VA care teams to write progress notes, enter orders and support specific workflows.

Learn more about the VA Mobile Health Provider Program and check out the program’s success stories page.

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