A working group of librarians based in the West Midlands are reviewing how mobile technologies (devices / applications / mobile websites) are being developed and used within NHS Trusts throughout the UK.
I’m anxious for publishers to start really listening to the medical community (especially those ones who do the bulk of the book buying). I would love (and I think my docs at least would use) handbooks (like Washington Manuals or Mass Gen Pocket Medicine) that can be easily accessed/downloaded onto mobile devices. It needs to be searchable so they can find what they need.
Based on the more rigorous surveys and reports, it’s still true that clinicians are generally more eager adopters of both mobile devices and the medical apps that run on them. The persistent challenge for many iPad-toting physicians, however, is where to turn for medical app recommendations. In its efforts to be at least somewhat helpful on that front, Apple has slightly reworked and beefed up its now more visible section of “Apps For Healthcare Professionals”, which appears to be consistently featured in the AppStore’s medical section.
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
At what was supposed to be a routine final conference last Thursday, May 23, before the June 3 start of the government’s trial of Apple over e-book price-fixing charges, the company and its lawyers were given a glimpse of the challenges they face...
A new survey reveals key findings concerning the use of tablets, eReaders, and smartphones among nursing professors. The annual survey was conducted by Springer Publishing Company, which polled 1,281 nurses on their ownership and usage of mobile devices, their preferences for nursing and medical apps and eBooks, and their social media use.
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