Re: Cloud and Mobile Technologies Help Cut Costs of Legacy Software
Thanks for sharing information about Carevium EHR for assisted living facilities. As you say, cloud and mobile technologies have done a lot for this market, both in terms of bringing down the price and the complexity. Since these facilities did not get the same financial incentives (or deadlines) as healthcare providers, it's easy to see one reason they are not generally as advanced in their EHR adoption as physician practices and hospitals. But you can definitely see the benefits, both from your comments and from the example I wrote about in the article.
Paper creates a lot of drains -- nurses and caregivers spend time looking for files; they are prone to errors, and are time-consuming to create, compared with the automated templates of EHRs or other electronic forms or checklists. With cloud-based systems, assisted living centers don't have to worry about hiring a lot of experts or buying expensive hardware. And mobile apps make accessing these tools much simpler than ever before, eliminating many hours of training.