Tag: physician smartphone

Should patients see what doctors are looking at on their smartphones

Should you as a patient be offered the option to see what’s on the screen? Do patients think that this information is any different from a paper with a list of medical findings which are often gibberish to anyone outside the field of medicine? Recently, researchers at the University of Louisville began addressing these issues through a survey of 250 patients and family members. The survey sought to assess their perceptions of physicians using PDA’s / smartphones in their presence.

Mobile technology use by physicians on the job may increase malpractice risk

By Tim Bredrup Advancements in mobile technology has the potential to influence healthcare in many ways.  However, not all of these ways are positive.  The digital innovation we’ve seen in devices  such as smart phones and tablets have the potential to distract health care professionals on the job, and possibly leading to an increase in […]