A Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society survey finds that 45% of surveyed IT workers at health care organizations say clinicians use mobile devices at a patient's bedside.
(...) "The report found that about half of surveyed IT professionals believe that the use of mobile technology will significantly affect patient care. It also found that:
- 45% of respondents said clinicians at their organization use mobile devices to collect data at a patient's bedside, up from 30% last year;
- 38% said clinicians use mobile devices to read bar codes, up from 23% last year;
- 34% said clinicians monitor data from mobile devices, up from 27% last year (Walsh, Clinical Innovation & Technology, 12/3); and
- 27% said clinicians use the camera on their mobile device to capture patient data, up from 13% last year.
About 25% of respondents said that all patient data captured by clinicians' mobile devices are integrated with the patient's electronic health record (MobiHealthNews, 12/4).
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