Mobile printer advances increase value for home healthcare
No question, mobile devices have transformed home health care delivery. Highly portable laptops, tablets and smartphones make it simple and convenient for nurses, therapists and other clinicians to document vital data, access patient records and check drug interactions – right in patient homes.
At the same time, advances in compact, lightweight mobile printers make it not only possible, but easy, to print critical documents at a patient’s home. The ability to quickly print full-page 8½” x 11” hard copies and immediately hand them to patients and/or family members and caregivers during a home visit saves harried clinicians valuable time, boosts patient safety and ensures compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) rules.
Enable clinicians to comply with CMS mandates
For example, CMS mandates that hospice and home health care workers leave a detailed medication list at the patient’s residence. Handwriting lists is both time-consuming and prone to error, given how difficult some handwritten materials can be to read coupled with the possibility that hurried clinicians may copy down information inaccurately. With a mobile printer, clinicians can easily print updated and personalized medication lists, along with helpful administration instructions and drug interaction data.