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European docs trail U.S. docs for smartphone ownership

Research comparing the use of mobile devices by healthcare professionals in Europe and the U.S. finds that European doctors continue to lag behind their American counterparts when it comes to smartphone ownership.

5 IT essentials for every radiology practice

Radiologists must maintain a working relationship with hospital IT colleagues--CIOs, in particular--in order to take full advantage of new technology trends, according to Paul Nagy, director of quality at the Johns Hopkins University department of radiology, who spoke during an educational session at the Radiological Society of North America's annual conference in Chicago.

Mobile technology use by docs on the rise

Clinicians are rapidly adopting mobile health technology into patient care, according to a new survey unveiled this week at the mHealth Summit in Washington, D.C., by HIMSS. Meanwhile, another recent survey by Menlo Park, Calif.-based Spyglass Consulting Group found that nurses are using personal smartphones on the job, particularly to fill "critical communication gaps" with hospital-provided information technology.

Pew: Smartphone owners increasingly use their devices to get health info

More than half of smartphone owners use their devices to get health info and one-fifth of smartphone owners have at least one health app on their phone, according to the 2012 mobile health survey released Nov. 8 by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.

Two-thirds of healthcare organizations lack a written mobile strategy

A survey of almost 300 healthcare organizations by Eden Prairie, Minn.-based healthcare communications technology company Amcom Software has found that more than 65 percent of responding healthcare facilities do not have a documented mobility strategy in place.

Health information errors cited among top 10 health IT hazards

Three of the 10 top health technology hazards cited in a report from ECRI Institute deal with errors in information management, including patient/data mismatches in EHRs and other health IT systems.

Smartphone use high among U.K. med students, junior docs

An online survey of medical students and junior doctors in the U.K. indicates widespread use of smartphones and medical related apps.

Smartphone monitoring system helps Pakistan control dengue outbreaks

An Android-based monitoring system in Pakistan is helping to control dengue outbreaks by tracking and tagging confirmed cases and the mosquito larvae that carry the disease, according to an Oct. 30 article in  Technology Review.

Docs increasingly use texts to communicate with each other

Doctors at pediatric hospitals are increasingly communicating with each other via text messaging, researchers presenting this week at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans said. Their findings suggest that the use of pagers will continue to dwindle among medical professionals.

Smartphones have potential to reduce health disparities in America

Thanks to smartphone ownership, America's digital divide appears to be closing among demographic groups that historically have lagged behind when it comes to Internet access. Mobile technology...