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