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Emptying the Heavy Pockets in Short White Coats: Balancing Technology and the Art of Medicine - The Doctor Weighs In

Emptying the Heavy Pockets in Short White Coats: Balancing Technology and the Art of Medicine - The Doctor Weighs In | The daily digest | Scoop.it

When I was in training and cared for a patient with a disease I had not yet encountered, I went to the resident’s library and read all about the disease , its signs and symptoms, its diagnosis and treatment in Harrison’s Textbook of Medicine . I would often then pull papers from the literature and read more about the disease in order to be well prepared for rounds the next morning. Technology now provides young physicians with the ability to research and learn “on the go”–often reading about the disease process on a smartphone while walking down the hallway to see another patient

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Mobile ebooks? Check the library first! « UT Health Science Center Library

Librarians are making their users more aware of what's on offer through their existing mobile devices - this has a big impact on predicting the success of business models for apps and ebooks, and shows how essential a joined-up policy is.

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