U.S. clinical mobility spending is forecasted to reach $5.4 billion by 2016, according to an IDC Health Insights report. Key market drivers contributing to the rise of clinical mobility include:
- Consumeriziation of technology which is driving clinician adoption of mobile devices and mobile device proliferation
- Increased availability of electronic health information and the resulting clinicians’ desire for mobile access to patient data at the point of care
- Infrastructure demands of pervasive computing
- Security to comply with increasing more stringent Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
For healthcare organizations, clinical mobility will accelerate the use of mobile point of care solutions to create more efficient clinical workflows. The following infographic created by CDW Healthcare examines how clinical mobility solutions — critical to clinical workflows — are making data more readily available, improving workflow and efficiency, and enhancing the patient experience, both inside the hospital and beyond.