Technology can be fun and make your life easier, both as a professional and in your personal life. From smartphones to fitness trackers, integrating technology can streamline and destress your life. Some of these are free and others will cost money, but all will be fun to use and help boost your personal and professional productivity and efficiency. Check in with your hospital for the smartphone apps they use to deliver lab reports directly to your phone or that will connect you directly to the patient call buttons helping you respond in a timely fashion.
Basis Health Tracker — This is the only complete tracker that monitors your heart rate, perspiration, steps, calories and more. It has a comfortable strap and is water resistant. It’ll automatically track your movements without pressing any button, and includes advanced sleep tracking that shows periods of REM, deep and light sleep. This simple watch will help you create healthy habits, keeping you healthy longer.
Medibabble — This is a free smartphone app that will help you take a medical history and perform an assessment with non-English-speaking patients. The app assists in five languages: Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian and Haitian Creole.
Wear-N-Write — This simple dry erase board has an elastic band and can be worn on your wrist all day. It has a large writing area so you can capture notes throughout the day with a built-in eraser for long-lasting use. The pen is attached so your marker is always available. It’s designed for easy note-taking in a busy environment, is lightweight and the perfect addition to your arsenal of tools.
Posture Trainer — This posture corrector and trainer is a comfortable strapless device you place on your upper back. It reminds you to sit or stand up straight with a real-time gentle vibration. The device generates a personalized training program with daily goals to help you improve your posture, strengthen your back and train your brain to be aware of slouching. This produces long-lasting results and benefits as it reduces upper and lower back pain and gives you greater confidence. The device can be switched to a mode with no vibration, so you can keep track of your posture throughout the day and improve over time.
Technology is fun and helps you stay organized and may even help improve your health. Although there are a number of smartphone apps to raise your productivity, some of the more fun technological advancements are found off your phone.
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