Through its Innovative Technology program, Vizient corresponds with the healthcare professionals that make up its member-led councils to recognize emerging innovative technologies; a technology with the potential to improve clinical care and patient safety is determined to be innovative by Vizient’s standards.
When it comes to innovation in the healthcare space, mobile devices have already revolutionized the medical landscape in their own right. Over the past decade, mobile devices have introduced major improvements to the ways patients and loved ones are able to communicate in hospitals. More than just patients, phones have also enabled medical staff to evolve in their mission of improving patient care and the patient experience.
Mobile-enabled improvements in medicine are nowhere close to slowing down. In 2017, 65% of nurses used mobile devices at a patient’s bedside to improve patient care. This is projected to climb to 97% by 2022. When considering all of this, the importance of smartphones staying charged in hospitals becomes increasingly critical. To keep up with everything, hospitals are placing charging stations throughout their facilities. KwikBoost’s unique product line, fit to aid hospitals in a wide selection of environments, caught Vizient’s attention.
“We are excited that Vizient members have recognized KwikBoost with this Innovative Technology Contract. It will benefit hospitals to place charging stations for patients and visitors in their facility. Receiving the innovative technology contract award in this category speaks to the quality and innovation of our products. And it has always been important to KwikBoost to provide our clients convenient ways to purchase our products,” said Paul Mecca, Chief Sales Officer and KwikBoost co-founder.
“Hospitals and providers are continuously looking for innovative solutions that offer a unique benefit over other products in the market today,” said Debbie Archer, Director of Procurement and leader of Vizient’s Innovative Technology program for suppliers. “After a full review of KwikBoost’s mobile device charging stations, Vizient’s member council agreed this solution offers an incremental benefit over other products and recommended it for an innovative technology contract.”