Since Mobile Lactation Consultant is an iPad app with a cloud, your data is always with you AND always backed up to a secure cloud location. Therefore it works even without an internet connection. Not being able to access your existing client records or create new clients when visiting a home or hospital can be real problematic. If you are at a home or hospital where there is no internet access, or you are at a birth center and there is a brown out or internet outage, Mobile Lactation Consultant works just the same.
Another major difference between Mobile Lactation Consultant and other software is that you can truly go not only PAPERLESS, but you can possibly toss your scanner and printer (or just place it in the attic where all your other old technology gathers dust). This is possible for several reasons. The first being that the client can write their signature on all of the documents and consent form right on the iPad. This is a legal signature. The home sales, car sales and retail industry is quickly adopting electronic signatures across the board for not just receipts but lengthy legally binding documents. Most lactation consultants will hand the iPad to the customer after placing it in lock mode and the customer will then not only fill out all their info and write their signature on documents, but they are directed to take pictures of themselves, their drivers license and insurance card!
One more major benefit of Mobile Lactation Consultant is that since it is an app there are no delays when switching between tabs in the app. You can quickly tap through the application with almost immediate response time.
Virtually no medical professionals rely on an EHR that is dependent on something as unstable as the internet. The internet can go down because of radio interference, local power outages, power outages anywhere between your city and the city the web servers run, routine maintenance by your ISP, maintenance or unexpected hardware failures on the web servers, weather, acts of terrorism and so much more. It's just a matter of time when a situation presents itself where there is no internet access and a life or death need for your patient's records.
Lastly, Mobile Lactation Consultant is more secure then web-based solutions. At Daly Enterprises, Inc we also built and host many websites for many companies. We know first hand that nearly 50% of all web traffic is from hackers trying to break into website to get YOUR identity information. They have very sophisticated automated password crackers that literally attempt to guess your passwords and login to your banking and health record sites 24/7. Exposing your sensitive information to the internet allows billions of people on the planet to potentially steal your data. There are countless viruses that spread to millions of computers everyday that track every key you press on your keyboard to capture your passwords. We can go on and on about the security issues with both the PC and the internet but you probably get the picture by now. With an iPad app solution however, you are much safer as it is a known fact that there have been ZERO viruses discovered on the iPad ever. That means no hacker is catching your keys or reading your cookies or taking screenshots of your computer. No hacker can break into your web-account, because you don't have one! If a hacker were to steal your iPad you can log into www.icloud.com and erase all of the data on your iPad with a click of a button. You definitely can't do that with a laptop, not unless you are some super high-tech computer buff anyway :)