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.
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.
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.
Dr. Manuel Lam, an internal medicine resident at Stanford Hospital and colleague, David Iberri, have put out their first app called "Journal Club for iPhone". Here's how he describes why they created the app: In medicine, evidence is the paradigm.