Can Using Near Field Communications (NFC) Benefit Your Long Term Care Facility?
NFC applications have the potential to revolutionize the way healthcare is delivered in long term care facilities. It simplifies the exchange of digital content between patients and healthcare providers while reducing costs and improving care.
It’s a short-range wireless communication technology that makes it more convenient for nurses, doctors and healthcare providers to exchange digital content and connect electronic devices with just a touch.
Long-term care facilities and healthcare organizations and providers are increasingly seeing the value of NFC in their patient care. It provides a secure exchange of electronic medical records, access to emergency medical data, can be used to track medication adherence, and monitor long term care facility residents’ fitness and wellness.
It’s highly secure and uses one-to-one device pairing for increased confidence and accuracy. It’s also supported by most mobile devices and tablets. And it’s a seamless option to track rounds and patient monitoring.
Data is stored and captured in a secure database. It’s simple to use and doesn’t require special staff training. It can provide important drug interaction information through tags on prescriptions and over-the-counter product packaging. And wearable tags (e.g. wristbands) can hold critical health information that’s easily read by a healthcare provider’s NFC-enabled device in an emergency.
As information technology improves, and long term care facility access the IT services and support that are so important to ensure reliability, security and compliance, so will their patients’ health outcomes.