Mobile health

Benefits of Mobile apps and devices for Healthcare Professionals

Convenience Many mobile apps have made the practice of evidence-based medicine at the point of care more convenient.  Health care professionals associate numerous conveniences with using a mobile device in clinical practice, such as: portability, rapid access to information and multimedia resources, flexible communications, and a choice of powerful apps to accomplish many different purposes.  …

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Medical Education

How HCPs Use Mobile Devices and Apps: Medical Education and Training

Mobile devices play an increasingly important role in medical education as students and schools use more technology during training.  Mobile devices are used by health care students in a variety of ways: to log their experiences, to access information about medical conditions and drug treatment, to perform calculations, and to make basic notes. Mobile devices have …

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Patient monitoring

How HCPs Use Mobile Devices and Apps : Patient Monitoring

The use of mobile devices to remotely monitor the health or location of patients with chronic diseases or conditions (referred to as patient monitoring) has already become a viable option.  Mobile device apps can provide public health surveillance, aid in community data collection, or assist disabled persons with independent living.  In one study, a single-lead …

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Clinical Decision-Making

How HCPs Use Mobile Devices and Apps : Clinical Decision-Making

Mobile devices provide HCPs with convenient and rapid access to evidence-based information, supporting clinical decision-making at the point of care. Many evidence-based software apps serve as useful bedside clinical decision-making tools. Printed medical references often used in disease diagnosis are now available as mobile device apps that provide information on diagnosis, treatment, differential diagnosis, infectious …

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Communication, Consulting and Information Gathering

How HCPs Use Mobile Devices and Apps : Communication, Consulting and Information Gathering

Communication and Consulting Health care systems are often highly dispersed, encompassing multiple locations such as clinics, inpatient wards, outpatient services, emergency departments, operating theaters, intensive care units, and labs.  Consequently, HCPs not only need to be mobile themselves, they also need to be able to communicate and collaborate with people in different locations.  Mobile devices satisfy …

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Health Record Maintenance and Access

How HCPs Use Mobile Devices and Apps : Health Record Maintenance and Access

Apps are also available that aid in data collection and retrieval, such as entering information into a patient’s EHR or EMR. Hospital information systems often include features that allow HCP management of EHRs and PACSs, permitting secure access to patient information (medical history, vitals, prescriptions, lab results, x-rays, scans,  consultations, and discharge notes) either on …

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Information and time management

How HCPs Use Mobile Devices and Apps: Information Management

One of Health Care Professionals’ most frequent uses for mobile devices is information and time management. Popular information management apps, such as Evernote and Notability, enable users to write or dictate notes, record audio, store photographs, and organize material into categories within a searchable electronic database. E-book reader apps, such as GoodReader and iAnnotate, allow …

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Mobile devices and apps for Health Care Professionals

Mobile devices and apps for Health Care Professionals

The use of mobile devices by health care professionals (HCPs) has transformed many aspects of clinical practice. Mobile devices have become commonplace in health care settings, leading to rapid growth in the development of medical software applications (apps) for these platforms. Numerous apps are now available to assist HCPs with many important tasks, such as: …

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mobile health

Mobile Health: How can India’s mHealth uptake be accelerated?

The use of mobile phones and other wireless technology in medical treatment is referred to as mHealth (mobile health). The use of mobile devices to educate customers about preventative healthcare services is the most popular feature of mHealth.  Disease surveillance, treatment support, epidemic outbreak tracking, and chronic disease management are all examples of how mHealth …

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