Sunday, 20 December 2015

Mobile technologies improve healthcare

Roger Watson, Editor

The aim of this UK study by Guo et al. (2015) was to provide evidence of the impact of mobile technologies among healthcare professionals in education and practice settings.  An integrative literature review was conducted to capture all studies evaluating mobile technologies used by healthcare professionals in education and practice settings.

Twenty studies were found and the authors concluded: 'The development of mobile technologies for healthcare professionals is expanding rapidly and benefits of mobile technologies in the education and practice of healthcare professionals have been articulated in the literature. This review suggested that mobile technologies in healthcare potentially improve access to information, enhance productivity and quality of care, reduce medical errors, increase engagement with learning in different contexts and promote evidence-based decision making at the point of care.'

Reference

Guo P, Watts K, Wharrad H (2015) An integrative review of the impact of mobile technologies used by healthcare professionals to support education and practice Nursing Open doi: 10.1002/nop2.37

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