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The advent of mobile healthcare in hospital settings is coming on the heels of likely the biggest tech challenge such institutions faced in decades: the implementation of electronic health record systems. And while it seems natural to expect hospitals to embrace mobile healthcare with enthusiasm, and do it well given the federal government's EHR efforts, that apparently is not the case, at least according to doctors. As we report this week a good majority of recently surveyed physicians believe, instead, that hospitals are giving "lip service" to mobile efforts.
A Spyglass Consulting Group study reveals that physicians are not too impressed with how hospital IT departments are approaching mHealth. According to the report, upwards of 70 percent of physicians believe hospital IT organizations are making "inadequate investments to address physician mobile computing and communication requirements at point of care due to limited planned investments, poor mobile EHR tools, and inadequate mobile user support." Read more...
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