released its paper, “Mobile and the Healthcare Supply Chain
,” which is designed to help hospital supply chain professionals quantify the benefits found in the adoption and usage of mobile applications. Mobile technology in the hospital is growing at a tremendous rate. It is being utilized in many departments within the hospital, and is continuing to grow in its adoption as technology platforms and solutions delivered to the marketplace improve.”With the increased adoption of mobile devices by hospitals, we fully expect that by 2015 more decisions will be made and business transactions will be done via mobile devices than through a desktop” says Hari Subramanian, director, mobile solutions, Novation. Increased productivity is the most common quantifiable benefit of mobile technology adoption. Lower costs and higher performance naturally follow that productivity. Notably, the value of any new technology is proportionally associated with the rate of adoption – higher user value leads to increased adoption, which in turn leads to additional quantifiable benefits.