When Jeanne Simpson, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), found out over a year ago that she would be involved in an iPad pilot program, the first thought that came to mind was better patient care.
“Getting accurate information and getting it faster,” said Simpson, the social work lead for Hospice of Health First.
Fast forward to 2019, and the Hospice clinical staff team has more than 60 iPads. So far, everyone has noticed a big improvement compared to using their former work laptops. With the iPads, there are no delays when it comes to patient care. The devices start quickly and come with automatic cellular service, which is extremely useful when clinical staff members need to find vital information on the iPad during visits in the field with patients.
“We have people who depend on us 24/7 for routine and crisis issues, so the quicker we can see the ‘whole picture’ through previous documentation from their physician, other team members, medications and goals, the better customer service and patient care we can give,” Simpson said.
To learn more about Hospice of Health First and its quality care services, visit HF.org/hospice.