Equipping staff with the best tools to do their jobs helps doctors, nurses, clinicians, and other healthcare workers to provide the best patient care. Streamline your process for scanning and accessing patient records, scanning medication, scanning supplies, and more by transforming consumer devices like iPhone smartphones into advanced barcode readers using sled devices.
A sled is a companion device for your device that gives it more features, abilities, and flexibility. As healthcare infrastructure updates and changes to react to new medical emergencies, the ability to add features to existing products is essential.
Benefits of Using a Sled to Transform a Smartphone Into a Barcode Reader
A consumer device like an iPhone in a healthcare sled streamlines your devices and communication practices by replacing landlines, VoIP phones, call buttons, pagers, and overhead announcements. This gives your hospital fewer devices to manage, troubleshoot, and replace.
Benefits also include:
- Healthcare-specific models are disinfectant-ready for better cleaning
- Integrated imager to quickly scan 1D, 2D barcodes
- Hot-swappable for easy changing throughout busy shifts
- Durable design protects devices from drops, bumps & spills
- Works with employee-owned or business-provided devices
- Access to apps on the app stores that enhance care & communication
Why Should Hospitals Care?
Hospital staff communication is quickly evolving to be an important component of patient care. Poor hospital staff communication is the largest contributor to accidental deaths and medical errors in the healthcare industry. Unfortunately, hospitals are still slow to respond to these communications challenges, due to invalid perceptions of poor communication technologies, large upfront investments and challenges of integration to existing systems.
Healthcare organizations are migrating away from traditional horizontal communications solutions – pagers, phone systems – to more advanced purpose-built healthcare communications software and devices are providing hospitals with better-suited, reliable and affordable communications options. Sleds, mobile computers and tablets are being utilized more for their clinical and non-clinical workflows.