Healthcare: An Industry in Transformation

As consumerism, smart devices and the Internet of Things (IoT) proliferate, there is enormous room for ingenuity and improvement in healthcare. However, HIPPA compliance, cost pressures, security and the unique needs of a mobile healthcare workforce presents what can seem like insurmountable challenges.

Harness the Power of Mobility

Vox Mobile has been on the forefront of helping market leaders take advantage of mobility in healthcare. From enabling mobility to speeding drug trials, enabling BYOD and secure messaging, to improving in-office patient visits and the continuum of care, to provisioning home health providers at the point of care and inventory management, Vox Mobile is able to help. We develop comprehensive mobility strategies, make technology recommendations, manage large device deployments, provide IT infrastructure and end-user support services.

Vox Mobile helps healthcare organizations harness the power of mobility to address challenges found all along the entire healthcare continuum, enhance quality of care and set our clients apart in the marketplace by closing the gap between mobility vision and breakthrough innovation.

Due to the size and velocity of operations at this large health system, the organization ruled out BYOD due to the fact that the variability of devices would make it extremely difficult to manage compliance and security needs. As they decided to standardize all their clinicians on a single mobile platform, the healthcare leader faced the challenge of deploying 7,000 devices in the three month window the carrier granted them to upgrade.

Global pharmaceutical business operations are complicated and highly regulated. This global pharmaceutical company constantly invests in improving and expanding its use of mobile technologies, but wanted to limit the impact mobile initiatives would have on the IT headcount and telecom costs. However, with a distributed workforce and a diverse set of operations and regulatory requirements, the company would require deep technical expertise, operational experience, and the tactical capacity to respond to its rapidly changing global environment.

The multinational pharmaceutical company found it impossible to maintain mobile cost optimization with so much variability in carrier plans. The company was searching for a way to efficiently keep up with analyzing constant changes in carrier plans and assessing the company’s mobile use to eliminate unnecessary costs.

This home healthcare provider had an extraordinary opportunity to improve patient care in a highly efficient manner if it was able to deploy and support its care providers with mobile devices and applications. The company needed to ensure that it could support the continuum of care for its home service delivery.

The large hospital group had the need to provide its doctors, nurses and employees with access to sensitive information via mobile devices. The significant hurdles the organization faced was to ensure HIPAA compliance while providing ease of use to help deliver on enhancing patient engagement and meaningful use at the same time.

There are many answers to offer, some that you’ve heard ad nauseam (“it’s cheaper”, “we’re the experts”, or “mobility is not what you’re best at doing”) and others you may not have considered (“separating yourself from other companies”, “having a mobility subject matter expert at your beck and call”, and “affords you the ability to implement new technology quickly”).

IT outsourcing goes through phases like fashion.  Some will swear by outsourcing, while others remain certain that insourcing is the only way to go, but the prevailing winds shift year by year. For most of IT services, of course, a learned, experienced professional knows that the answer to the outsourcing question tends to be “it depends.” The context of the current moment and the focus of the organization will change over time and will make one or the other more advisable.

Congratulations! You’ve made the impactful decision to incorporate self-service into your company’s support model. I previously touched on the pros and cons of self service in last month’s blog, now it’s time to walk through some top strategies to consider when rolling out your self-service program. I’ve group them into the below 4 categories.

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