2. July 2012 17:36
Whether the industry is ready for it or not, mobile applications are making its way into the Healthcare industry. Of course most of this is being lead by the patients themselves or doctors accessing medical information to support patient care, but there is little to no activity of mobile applications being used at the point of care. There is also a distinct difference to note. There are Health & Wellness applications, which are more for personal use to track your own personal health and there are Healthcare Applications, which are used by doctors, nurses, practitioners, and other medical workers.
Today I read an interesting article that sparked my attention to this matter. Please see the excerpt below.
"While most doctors are not using mHealth for patient care, mobile devices have become ubiquitous for practicing medicine. More than 75% of doctors now use smart phones, and tablet use within the hospital or medical practice is skyrocketing. Popular mobile apps for physicians include:
- Medscape Mobile – news, full-text journal articles, CME and reference materials
- Sermo – doctor-to-doctor social network enables on-the-go discussions
- MIM Mobile – FDA-approved remote diagnostic imaging tool
- ICD-10 Premium 2011 – details of ICD-10 diagnostic codes
- JEMS Video Consult – HIPPA-compliant viewing of live medical consults?"
Source: Linda Harder, MDPhyscianMag.com - http://www.hitechanswers.net/get-ready-for-mhealth/
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