Today´s healthcare sector is facing increased pressure to improve patient care with ever diminishing resources. It is clear that to achieve this goal the efficiency of every care worker needs to be improved. An increasing trend within healthcare organizations is to provide quality care in the home rather than in hospitals or medical centers which can lead to reduced hospital admissions among other benefits. In order to provide good home care the community care worker must have access to patient records and other back office services. Providing community care workers with technology such as laptops and tablets with remote access is seen as a key enabler.
This raises the question, how do you provide community care workers with technology that is both easy to use and sufficiently secure? Complicated logon procedures involving manual tokens, patchy cellular network coverage and frequent re-authentications due to network glitches can frustrate the most tolerant care worker. Introducing mobile technology in the care process often requires a culture change. A solution that is too complex to use often leads to a lack of adoption by care workers, who prefer to stick to their existing methods rather than embrace the new mobile working practices. The end result is that the anticipated benefits are not realized. So what is the answer?
With a long experience within the healthcare IT sector, Bittium understands that providing a simple user experience and rock solid security are critical factors in the success of mobile healthcare projects. The Bittium SafeMove® Mobile VPN solution helps healthcare organisations overcome the identified challenges and improve the efficiency of community care workers by simplifying secure remote access to critical clinical systems.