Did you know that there are more mobile phones than people
on earth? Well, that’s true as cited by the World Economic Forum in 2022. As of
now, there are more than 8.58 billion mobile phones in use and the world
population stands at around 8 billion people.
With these stats and mobile phones becoming an integral part
of our day-to-day lives, imaging a world without phones is quite hard.
Leveraging the power and influence of this technology, mobile EHR
(Electronic Health Records) have enabled providers and patients to access
healthcare services and medical health records anytime and anywhere. All you
require is just a smartphone with an internet connection.
Let’s discuss the mobile EHR solutions in brief and how it
is changing the landscape of the 21st century healthcare system in this blog
Benefits of Mobile EHR/EMR Solutions
Smartphones and tablets are becoming inseparable tools in
the modern-day healthcare delivery system. With mobile EHR care teams can
access vital patient data at their convenience. This has increased the
accessibility to healthcare much more comfortably and has had an impact on the
entire healthcare system by improving efficiency, patient care and health
Here are some of the most prominent benefits of Mobile EHR/EMR solutions:
1. Improved Care Coordination
Imagine yourself as a healthcare provider and you are on the
way towards your clinic. During your trip, you get a notification from one of
your patients inquiring about their treatment plan. To consult him in a better
way you need to refer to their patient record. With mobile EHR you can easily
access the patient’s medical records on your smartphone and answer his
In case of any major issue, you can also inform other
members of your care team in real time and enhance the care delivery. Improved
care coordination with easy access to health records is one of the major
benefits of mobile EHR and it is changing accessibility of care by actively involving
2. Time Saving
One of the most interesting facts about smartphone usage is
that, on an average a person checks their phone every 6 minutes. By real-time
notifications and alerts on mobile phones with mobile EHR, providers can
effectively reduce the wait time and provide better healthcare services at a
For patients with access to mobile EHR, they can easily
schedule their appointments on the go. This increases patient engagement and
satisfaction who find it difficult to go for regular visits as they are busy
travelling between different cities.
3. Flexibility and Accessibility
Mobile phones are portable devices and with mobile EHR,
flexibility it offers in providing care services is the biggest advantage for
healthcare providers. Quick and easy access with their smartphones enables
providers to carry important health information wherever they go.
Even the patients using mobile EHR can access their health
records. This makes care delivery a continuous process while maintaining
consistency. Flexibility and accessibility to health records have made
healthcare delivery much faster and convenient.
4. Improved Patient Safety
Managing patient health information (PHI) always has come
with security concerns with high chances of hacking or losing. However, mobile
EHR applications can also be as secure as they are on desktop applications, if
not more. By complying with guidelines set by HIPPA or GDPR regulations,
security of mobile data can be enhanced.
Mobile EHR also reduces the chances of repeated tests and
treatments by real-time updates. Along with that, features like patient alarms,
prescription interactions and medications enhances the communication and
minimizes the margin of errors and unfavorable outcomes, further increasing
Features of Mobile EHR/EMR Solutions
What makes mobile EHR/EMR solutions so unique and different
from traditional EHR/EMR solutions are its features.
Here are some of the features that makes it stand out from
1. Security and Privacy Measures
Mobile EHR solutions have strong encryptions and
multi-factor authentication which comply with the privacy laws increases
security. Along with that, with a unique function of remote wiping of data,
unauthorized access can be easily eliminated in case the device is lost or
2. Intuitive and User-friendly Interface
With advancements, using a mobile phone has become much
easier for everyone than computers. This means with an easy to use interface
and smooth navigation, healthcare professionals can effectively use the mobile
EHR systems. Furthermore, care teams can easily tailor their customer
experience by customizing the dashboards.
3. Offline Access
Recent developments in mobile EHR systems have enabled
healthcare service providers to access health data without any internet
connection. The offline access helps the care teams to view PHI easily anytime
4. Integration with Other Systems
Healthcare professionals need to get a complete picture of a
patient's healthcare information to enhance the healthcare system. This has
been made possible by seamless integration of mobile EHR systems with other
systems like labs, pharmacies and even billing and insurance.
5. Advanced Prescription Capabilities
Some of the mobile EHR systems have also included
prescriptions capabilities to further enhance healthcare services. Physicians
can effectively use this feature to suggest prescriptions to patients in real time,
providing them better treatment and faster healthcare services.
Future Trends and Considerations
Mobile EHR/EMR systems have enhanced the healthcare system
by increasing accessibility of healthcare services. Moreover, the upcoming
trends in the healthcare services will shape the future of the healthcare
Some of the most anticipated trends in mobile EHR systems is
going to be the inclusion of AI and machine learning in decision making and
automating routine tasks. Mobile EHR have also opened a convenient door to
virtual care with the integration of telehealth platforms.
The recent trends in blockchain technology have further
enhanced the security of PHI and its inclusion in mobile EHR can ensure the
integrity and transparency of the modern-day healthcare system. The future of
mobile EHR solutions aims for empowering both patients and providers to make
the healthcare industry accessible and better for everyone.
Mobile phones have become an integral part of our day to day
lives. Its involvement in the modern day healthcare system has played a crucial
role in revolutionizing the way we approach care. Mobile EHR systems have
reduced the burden of healthcare professionals by improving healthcare
delivery, increasing patient safety and promoting data based decisions for
better patient outcomes. Furthermore, mobile EHR has enhanced the healthcare
industry by enabling access to patient data anytime and anywhere as the title