So many might think of their Samsung Galaxy tablet as a great way to catch up on their favorite TV shows, or quickly update their Facebook page, but did you ever think of it as a tool to improve work/life balance?
Michael P. Bracken—president and CEO of SelectCare Connect in Cleveland, a company that is bridging the gap for patients, health care systems and extended care facilities through an application that serves as a vehicle to aid patients' selection of extended care options. He knows all about what tablets can do to increase productivity and improve work/life balance.
Bracken’s company relies on its Samsung Galaxy Tabs and the speed of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network to meet the needs of the business and create an ease of use environment that appeals to their customers within the complex healthcare industry.
“The Samsung Galaxy Tab combined with the power of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network enables SelectCare to customize our services to best meet the needs of patients and their caregivers,” said Bracken. “As a result, we are able to run our unique SelectCare app in concert with other applications on our tablets, providing our customers with a secure and consistently robust experience.”
Bracken’s company created the customized app--SelectCare Connect—to provide healthcare professionals assistance in preparing patients for discharge from hospitals. The tablets are loaned to the patients enabling them, via the app, to search for skilled nursing facilities in the area for follow up care. Secondary search results find matches for the patients’ clinical and personal needs.
Bracken appreciates not only the high resolution screen, fast processor and superfast 4G LTE Internet connection, but also Verizon’s ability to provide solutions at a cost savings to his company.
“Verizon Wireless is a forward thinking technology partner which provides solutions while maintaining strong customer service and an open mind for new applications for existing and future product and service lines,” said Bracken.
In addition, balancing work and personal life is important to Bracken and his company. Every employee has a tablet and each are encouraged to use it for personal as well as business needs.
“Our employees work hard,” said Bracken. “The tablets enable us all to be more productive and efficient at work, allowing us all the time we need for play. And, we’ve all seen how our tablets can enhance our personal lives as well.”