Benefits of Digital Devices in Health Care

Health care effects us all and for us in Hublet we wanted to understand how Hublet can provide the best digital solution for health care. We  wanted to have better understanding the need and usages in health tech segment and therefore conducted several surveys to gather more information.

Norway and Sweden

Hublet attended some Health Care events in Nordic countries. At these events, we collected healthcare professionals’ opinions about the Hublet Solution and the usage of digital devices in the healthcare field.

  • EHiN 2019 (Oslo, Norway) is the biggest conference in Norway targeting the digitalisation of the health sector.
  • MVTe 2020 (Stockholm, Sweden) is an event organised by Sweden’s municipalities to share experiences and learn more about welfare technology.

There were a total of 83 responses to our surveys. The results are:

  • 77% will consider tablets for shared use in hospitals.
  • 74% think tablets will be the easiest communication device for patient entertainment and information sharing in the hospital.
  • 70% think tablets will be the easiest communication device for healthcare professionals to use in the hospital wards.
  • 75% think tablets could save 1 – 5 working hours per week from their routine work, per staff member.

Social and Healthcare Conference 2019, in Tampere, Finland

In 2019, Hublet attended the ATK-päivät Conference in Tampere, Finland. The Association of Finnish Municipalities organised this event with the main focus on the future of Finnish healthcare and social well-fare sector.

Hublet was there to introduce our Hublet Solution with the aim of assisting different social and healthcare professional groups. We did a survey to identify the needs of digital devices in health care, from healthcare professionals. In total, we have 54 responses to this survey. We did a survey to identify the needs of digital

  • 82% think regular tablets are the most suitable devices for patient use while only 15% would choose laptop PC and 3% for desktop PC.
  • 98% agree that tablets should be used more in a hospital environment.
  • 98% think that patients can use tablets in their rooms, with digital guidance for treatment and rehabilitation.
  • About the problems that health care professionals usually encounter when using tablets for their organisation, theft and vandalism problem ranked first at 35%. Following is upgrades and maintenance issues with 30%. After that, both information privacy security and management came third with 26%. Last but not least is the concern about the content for users with 13%.

Kymsote Pilot Case, the region of Kymenlaakso in Finland 

Kymsote is the federation of municipalities in social and health services at the region of Kymenlaakso in Finland. Hublet and Kymsote’s collaboration started in 2019.

Tuomas Hirvonen, Kymsote’s department head, has found the Hublet Solution practical, functional and easy to use. The installation took a day and was effortlessly. After this, the Hublet is ready for use every day without any hassle.

The implementation of a full-time service is being considered and it is planned to extend the use case.

“The Hublet Solution has been well received by our nursing staff in various departments. When the tablets return to the device, the docking station automatically erased the data, which is a good thing.

99% have entertainment use and it can be, for example, a safe environment to send a message to a loved one via Facebook. In addition to this, we offer patients mental-health-related help links and other support service links that aid rehabilitation.” – said Hirvonen. Hirvonen scores Hublet 9 out of 10.

 

Etelä-Savo Consortium of Social and Health Care Municipalities (Essote), in Finland

The South Savo Social and Health Care Authority (Essote) is an organisation which develop social and health care services in 7 municipalities of Finland with 3.800 employees and 100.000 residents. They chose Hublet as a unique solution for using digital devices in their health care centers.

Objectives of the Pilot

  • Allow users to borrow entertainment equipment in an automated way without adding work burden to care personnel.
  • Add value to users’ stay while in Essote’s care.
  • Increase social engagement to improve the rehabilitation process.
  • Automate the rehabilitation process.
  • Replace TV, with a much wider entertainment system.

Teppo Marttila, ICT Manager of Essote, found the Hublet Solution worked very well during the pilot period. Customers borrowed Hublet Tablets with their wristbands. They can use them Hublet Tablets for communicating with their family or for entertainment. For example, patients can play games or watch different video streaming services. In the future Essote intends to put more content to Hublet Tablets that adds value for the customers.

Teppo Marttila also added that the purpose of the Hublet Tablets is to reduce the time spent by the staff. Using tablets allowed patients to borrow and use independently Hublet Tablets, without the need of assistance from staff. This way, Essote can save their staff’s expensive working hours, as well as facilitate and provide additional services to their customers.

Click here for more details about this pilot case: Improving employees’ efficiency with Hublet in hospital segment

Myllypuro Senior Centre, in Finland

In 2020, Hublet conducted a user experiment as a part of the Hippa project of Metropolia University of Applied Science in Myllypuro Senior Centre. We received amazing results that were useful for Hublet and the people at the Myllypuro Senior Centre.

Short summary of the results:

  • Most of the staff rated good to the suitability and functionality of the service, while 95% of the staff responded it as very good.
  • 90% of seniors experienced Hublet Tablet as easy to use and very functional for their needs.

To get the detailed report about this case study, please check the following link:
Hublet Solution in Myllypuro Senior Center

You have questions about this? Contact us at: info@hublet.fi.