As health professionals, one of our most important duties is keeping up to date on medical literature.

Since tablets and smartphones are so widely used among doctors today, being able to save and read articles on mobile devices is extremely helpful.

Yesterday, we held an mHealth chat about how to best access literature online and on mobile devices.

We shared different methods of accessing and aggregating literature, some common problems, and what we hope to see in the future.  We agreed that the ability to amass quality, relevant articles was important, as well as the ability to sync among different devices and share with colleagues.

It was a terrific discussion and we hope everyone learned a lot. The specific topics were:

  1. Do you read medical literature on your mobile device? How? Any tips for others?
  2. What have been some of your biggest frustrations in trying to discover relevant medical literature?
  3. How can apps make it easier for physicians to keep up with literature? What would you like to see in the future?

The archive is available here. Also, next week, Wednesday, September 5 at 8:30pm ET, we will be having another special e-Patient mHealth chat with the Society of Participatory Medicine (S4PM).

We hope you guys can join us – the last e-Patient chat was an amazing success!