As a Healthcare Administrator, your day goes by fast! And for good reason. You might have meetings lined up all day with important department heads and board members all while trying to keep a pulse on what the heck is even happening in your hospital.
While you enjoy the fast-paced nature, you know that without the right resources, you might find yourself having trouble keeping afloat.
I am happy to report though that technology is doing its best to help you manage your hospital more effectively. Here are 10 helpful apps to make your life easier and your hospital run smoother:
Being on the go is your life! And you want to keep it that way. But, you constantly face the challenge of keeping your notes and to-do lists organized. Does any of this resonate with you? Well, stress no longer about your messy to-do list, Evernote is here to help.
Evernote is an app that lets you capture notes, pictures, or even documents whether you are at your desk or on the go talking with department heads. You can easily organize your thoughts and plan out important projects. You can also share those notes with your peers. Oh, and the best part? It is entirely free!
Like Evernote, Dropbox allows you to access your content anywhere with an internet connection. While Evernote is focused more on project management, Dropbox is great for keeping your files organized and accessible. You can also share any files in Dropbox like photos, videos, documents or whatever else catches your fancy!
Epocrates is an excellent reference app for ensuring you are providing the right care for patients. It provides easy access to Pill IDs, how different drugs may interact, a database of peer-reviewed disease content, and much more to make sure your healthcare professionals can treat their patients effectively.
4. Pub Med Mobile
It can be difficult to keep up with current research on various topics in healthcare. Pub Med Mobile is a database of research articles to help you keep abreast of what the data is saying. Use this app to stay informed in the midst of your busy schedule!
5. Electronic Preventive Services Selector
The Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) is an application that helps physicians prescribe the correct preventive service for patients. You can use this app as a tool for educating yourself as well as your staff about federally verified preventive services to prescribe for patients based on their unique situation.
Similar to Epocrates, Medscape is extremely helpful in being able to quickly and accurately look up drug information, the latest medical news, formulary information, and much more. You can provide this for your staff so they can ask better clinical questions and discuss their own challenges which will result in a much more effective hospital!
7. Calculate by QxMD
Developed by actual clinicians, Calculate helps you understand research easier. It also has the capability to adapt to your described focus as a hospital. It also has over 200 calculators and decision tools for helping make data-driven decisions.
8. AirStrip Patient Monitoring
Your staff is going to thank you for implementing this app. AirStrip helps your physicians monitor their patients from anywhere ensuring your patient care is at its best. Physicians can review vitals, labs, medications, and even allergies using this app. You can also use this app to view your patient’s monitoring data and have insightful discussions with your staff about important issues like response time and active treatment methods.
9. Harvard Business Review
Even though a hospital may not be your traditional business setting, as an Administrator you need to stay current on best practices, management articles and how to run your hospital more profitability and with maximal impact on your customers (i.e. patients).
The Harvard Business Review is a conglomerate of articles written by accomplished business professionals. The next time you have some downtime, you can read articles about things like revenue budgeting, managing your staff, leadership and much more.
Do you have a problem with physicians being able to explain complicated heart conditions to their patients? Use CardioTeach to simplify the process by answering questions on the spot.
It includes visual aids and other information about a patients’ heart condition so they are more informed about what the recovery or treatment plan is.
Hopefully, this list gives you an idea of helpful apps you can use either on your own or in collaboration with your staff. With access to a tablet or smartphone, you and your staff can help your hospital run smoother and provide better care for your patients. Check these apps out today and see which of them may make your life easier!