Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Mobile Technology for Clinical Practice #mHealth

I'm now in San Diego and I'm attending the 2nd International mHealth Networking Conference. As a physician champion for the HCPLive Network, I'm excited to blog about some of the highlights from this meeting. You can also follow updates about the mHealth Networking Conference on HCPLive.com.

This afternoon, I attended a breakout session titled: "Mobile Technology for Clinical Practice." The presenters were Dr. Renee McLeod, Dean, and Dr. Mary Mays, Brandman University School of Nursing and Health Professions.  They were focusing on the ability to access the latest clinical evidence so that clinicians can practice evidence-based medicine. 

They reviewed 8 different iPad apps.
  1. Safari web browser (not really an app, but it's an integral part of an iPad)
  2. Papers
  3. GoodReader
  4. Pub Med on Tap
  5. NLM Mobile
  6. Unbound MEDLINE
  7. mAbstract HD
  8. Skyscape
Do these apps access the web to access, tailor, and retrieve medical information? I'll let you dive into each of these apps to see how they compare. These apps can help clinicians find and share important clinical articles on their mobile devices.

I want to thank Epocrates for sponsoring these blog posts from the 2nd International mHealth Networking Conference. Epocrates, Inc. develops clinical information and decision support tools that enable healthcare professionals to find answers more quickly and confidently at the point of care.

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