Making the Smartphone a Safe Decision Tool: 5 Guidelines

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Source: mHealth News

What do physicians do when they have an urgent question at the point of care that needs to be answered? Nowadays, they'll take out their smartphone.

Roughly 90 percent of clinicians own at least one mobile device, and more than 70 percent use it for work-related purposes, according to the most recent surveys. And they're not just making a quick phone call to a colleague – they're searching for reliable data or images, or posting an urgent question on a chatroom or social site.

And that has good and bad implications.

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