A majority of nurses who responded to a recent survey say they are using their own tablets, mobile phones and other similar tools daily at work.
This past week I spoke with Arthur Polin, medical director for Florida Hospital North Pinellas, about how Adventist Health System is using mHealth to meeting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requirements for Chronic Care Management--and the likelihood that an aging population will embrace using mobile tools for healthcare purposes.
Most of that population probably didn't start using computers and mobile devices until very late in life, unlike today's digital natives who have been using the tools most of their lives. And in my conversation with Polin, I expected to hear that this presented a formidable challenge to the success of Adventist Health System's imitative. After all, research has shown that such tools can pose difficulties for older users.
However, the opposite appears to be in play. Read more...
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