To Cart, Or Not To Cart?Source: CompuCaddy
For more than a decade, hospitals have used mobile computer carts or wall-mounts as "the access point" to the EMR. As technology and the products that support technology in the EMR movement continue to evolve at a rapid pace, the challenge continues to grow for selecting solutions that not only work for today's use, but will make a seamless transition into your organization's future plans.
Key Steps For Choosing Between Computer Carts and Wall-Mounted Computers
It's tough to be a healthcare executive these days. There are so many decisions to make and every decision you make is closely scrutinized by your clinical staff, regulators, and other executives and board members - particularly those who have control of the purse strings. That's why when it comes to making a decision regarding any technology that will be used in a hospital, you have to balance the improvement that technology will have on patient care with the cost it will take to implement it.
Not an easy task.
Consider, for example, choosing between mobile computer carts and wall-mounted computers for a hospital. With the enactment of the HITECH Act, healthcare providers have been scrambling to implement EMRs in order to maximize Medicare payments and avoid any potential future financial penalties for noncompliance with the act. The key, of course, is demonstrating MU (meaningful use), and that's where mobile carts and wall-mounted computers can make a difference. After all, increasing the amount of patient engagement and improving the coordination of care are two key components of MU that directly tie to the implementation of these devices. So how do you choose?
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