Sign in - lock the phone - sign in again. Who has not experienced this? Or when searching for the patient "John Doe". Which is the right one? This costs valuable time, is prone to errors and is quite annoying. We at imito want to make the everyday work of health professionals as simple and pleasant as possible. This has resulted in two solutions "Simplified login" and "Patient selection by barcode", which are already integrated into all our apps.
Smartphones are designed as personal devices, which allows easy unlocking using biometric data such as FaceID or TouchID. In the medical environment, however, mobile devices are often still used as non-personal devices: different users use the same mobile device. In this case, simplified authentication methods cannot be used to unlock the apps; the password must be re-entered each time.
Very early after the introduction of our apps, we realised that it would probably take longer than expected for each employee of a hospital to get a personal device. More than three years ago we, therefore, decided to design a simplified and yet secure procedure for unlocking impersonal devices. This extension was essential and contributes significantly to the satisfaction of our users.
This is how the "simplified login" works:
*This method of "simple logon" is always limited in time, e.g. 12 hours can be defined to cover a work shift. Once this time has expired, the personal password must be entered again to log in. This time period is defined by the health care organisation and varies from 15 minutes to 12 hours depending on the organisation.
The search for the right patients for documentation is usually done by entering the first name, last name, patient ID and date of birth. This is not only time-consuming but can also lead to errors (e.g. wrong assignment of acquired images).
Patient searches can also be carried out manually with the imito apps. Ideally, however, the patient is selected by means of a barcode, e.g. via patient wristband or patient label. App users are then directly in the correct patient context, saving time and avoiding errors.
This is how the "simple selection" of the patient works:
After scanning the patient barcode, the patient is selected, the user is in the patient context and can already document.