In this installment, we look at whether smartphones are distracting for clinicians, discuss the Lancet iPad journal app, and look at a cool new device that helps you track your fitness called the Nike Fuelband. Additionally, we demonstrate how easy it is to check out an iPad from a medical library, review an app that contains health advice for patients, and lastly, we show you the future of TEDMED.
Tag: hospital distractions
Are Smartphones Distracting Doctors?
By: Perry W. Payne, Jr., MD/JD/MPP Doctor, what do you think? Doctor? Doctor? These are words uttered by a number of patients today as doctors use an increasing number of “screens” while simultaneously interacting with their patients. These screens offer access to mobile devices such as touchpads, smartphones, and laptop computers. During the already restricted […]
Healthcare professionals becoming increasingly distracted by mobile devices
The smartphone era is presenting new challenges for doctors, who are increasingly becoming distracted by the devices, which may impact patient care.