Recently, the use of laptops has expanded to include hybrid care and telehealth options that give medical providers more timely and consistent access to their patients.
The hybrid model of care took a giant leap forward during the pandemic, Kumar adds, and is now seen as a key care strategy, making laptops and Chromebooks even more essential.
“They can ensure health providers can connect with patients remotely and provide care from anywhere and as a result, better patient outcomes can be achieved,” he says.
Laptops Support Collaborative Care and Remote Monitoring
Laptops can facilitate collaborative care among healthcare providers by giving them a platform for communication and information sharing. Healthcare professionals can use laptops to access patient information, share notes and collaborate on treatment plans. This is especially useful in situations where patients require care from multiple healthcare providers, such as when a patient has a complex chronic condition.
“Laptops are the connecting point for providers and patients, making them a crucial part of telehealth services and virtual care initiatives,” Kumar says. “Being able to use laptops and Chromebooks to provide care ensures faster patient responsiveness, diagnoses and treatments.”
Laptops can also foster collaboration with additional specialists, enable remote patient monitoring and minimize the spread of disease, all while providing real-time access from anywhere.
“Laptops and Chromebooks can help streamline the operation of healthcare facilities, such as managing telehealth appointments, sharing and acquiring medical images, enabling remote collaboration on interventions and more,” Kumar adds.
Support for remote patient monitoring is another benefit laptops can provide, allowing clinicians to access patient data from anywhere.
For example, doctors can remotely monitor patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes by reviewing their glucose levels and providing feedback and guidance as needed.