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Today I'm doing a video teleconference keynote to a group in Thailand to discuss the use of mobile devices in medical education at Harvard. Here are the slides I'll use . Thanks to Jason Alvarez at HMS for preparing the data. Key findings from the 2012 HMS Mobile Survey 89% of teaching faculty are mobile users 97% of students in their clinical years own a smart mobile device 49% of Preclinical Students own an iPad 37% of teaching Faculty have iPads 70% of HMS teaching faculty that have a mobile device use an iPhone
By: Perry W. Payne, Jr., MD/JD/MPP Doctor, what do you think? Doctor? Doctor?
Public release date: 26-Jun-2012 [ Print | E-mail | Share ] [ Close Window ] Contact: Gillian Shasby email@example.com 434-924-5555 Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group Charlottesville, VA (June 26, 2012). Researchers at the University of Michigan have found that the Apple iPad 2 can interfere with settings of magnetically programmable shunt devices, which are often used to treat children with hydrocephalus.
It should not be a surprise that Physcians are not fans of Microsoft products – namely Windows and Internet Explorer. Much of this hatred is due to hospital enterprise solutions still using outdated versions of Internet Explorer. Ask a physician friend to fill you in if you need a better idea. On a personal note, I had been dreading the forthcoming Microsoft tablet because I know Microsoft products make Hospital health IT departments salivate.
Physicians' use of devices and digital technology is evolving much faster than anticipated, especially when it comes to tablets, where adoption nearly doubled since 2011, according to a new study from healthcare market research and advisory firm Manhattan Research. [See also: iPhone to dominate U.S. physician smartphone market ] The study surveyed 3,015 U.S. practicing physicians online in Q1 2012 across more than 25 specialties. Key findings from “Taking the Pulse U.S. 2012” include:
The other day a physician peer of mine looking frantically through the Harriet Lane handbook to look up the dosing of a common antibiotic for a pediatric patient. I showed them a relatively simple app we have reviewed at iMedicalApps, and told them it helps save me time when writing prescriptions for patients. The response I received from my physician friend was interesting — “Even though I have an iPhone, I don’t like to pull it out in the Hospital because I’m worried my patients or staff will think I’m playing games or using it for social reasons . When I have a book or manual in my hand, at least people can see what I’m doing” At first I thought this was an overly cautious concern until I talked to my other peers. Most of them stated this was a legitimate concern, and although it does not prevent most of them from using their smartphone in the medical setting, the thought of giving the wrong impression does cross their mind.
Manhattan Research’s Taking the Pulse® U.S. 2012 study findings are striking – Webinar May 17 at 3pm ET May 10, 2012, New York, NY – According to the new Taking the Pulse® U.S. 2012 study from healthcare market research and advisory firm Manhattan Research, physicians’ device and digital media adoption are evolving much faster than anticipated, especially when it comes to tablets. The study surveyed 3,015 U.S. practicing physicians online in Q1 2012 across more than 25 specialties. Striking key findings from the Taking the Pulse® U.S. 2012 study include: Tablets, mostly iPads, are mainstream: Physician tablet adoption for professional purposes almost doubled since 2011, reaching 62 percent in 2012, with the iPad being the dominant platform.
The lives of physicians and other clinicians are, in general, quite busy. Mobile technology offers a lot of opportunity to make day-to-day work more efficient, whether its getting your notes done or reviewing imaging on the go. A new survey suggests that continuing education is another area where physicians are embracing mobile. A survey by San Francisco-based ON24 and Boston-based MedData Group explored which particular aspects of mobile technology appeal to physicians.
I’m tired of being a slave to my work computer and its mouse... The truth is, that like many of you, I am addicted to my iPhone. Our affair began about a year ago and since hooking up we’ve surfed the web together, navigating the world, app by app.
The release of the "new iPad," aka the iPad 3, on March 16th, has health IT folks drooling over the tool's increased screen resolution, its iSight camera – complete with full HD 1080p video recording capabilities – and its voice dictation features. "I think it’s no secret that the healthcare industry right now is, to some degree, in love with this tablet," said Jennifer Dennard, social marketing director at Billan's HealthDATA/Porter Research/HITR.com. "Sure, there are the naysayers, but at least half the conversations I had at HIMSS with EMR vendors and HIT folks included at least one mention of 'Apple' or 'iPad.'" The past year has been eventful for the tech giant, which lost Chairman Steve Jobs to cancer in October 2011, just days before the public release of its iCloud solution for cloud computing . In anticipation of the release of the third-generation iPad, we look back through the device's history in healthcare and the ways physicians, patients, and IT professionals have used it.
There certainly isn’t a shortage of new exciting features added to the new iPad , due out this Friday March 16, including a retina display that trumps the resolution on any HD television on the market, compatibility with 4G/LTE, 5MP iSight camera, and video capability at 1080p and voice dictation. However, the most overlooked new feature in the new iPad is exactly the same as with the iPhone 4S — the inclusion of Bluetooth 4.0 or Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The other new features are likely to get a lot more press because of the “wow” factor, but this obscures the real transformational feature, which has now been added in nearly all of Apple’s core products including Apple TV, MacBook Air, iPhone and now the iPad.
When my physician peers who know I’m the editor of iMedicalApps get their iPads, one of the most frequent questions I receive is not about the type of app to get — rather, it’s about the type of accessories. I’ve decided to make a summary of the research we’ve conducted at iMedicalApps into a singular post, so it will be easy for physicians and other health care providers to quickly access this information. We’ll start first with the hardware accessories.
A new survey indicates physicians are embracing mobile health devices, but don’t see them changing the healthcare landscape just yet. The report, “Point of Care Computing for Physicians 2012,” prepared by Spyglass Consulting, indicates 98 percent of physicians interviewed are using mobile devices to support both personal and professional workflows – but 83 percent are using desktop computers as their primary source for accessing patient data when at the hospital, clinic or home. Mobile devices, the study indicates, are favored by physicians only when outside the office or home. [See also: iPad can accelerate new era of care .] ‘They’re very quick to point out that mobility has its place to address very specific workflows,” said Gregg Malkary, managing director of the Menlo Park, Calif.
Apple held a media event in San Francisco today where they introduced the new iPad. The new iPad is set to be released in a number of countries on March 16th and brings a number of updates which will signifcantly appeal to the medical community. The primary update is the addition of a new high resolution ‘retina display’. This 9.7″ screen has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 which is sure to appeal to to the wider medical community. Radiologists will now be able to view images in unrivalled resolution on a mobile device.