Tag Archives: mobile phones

New data show mobile devices increase productivity in everyday clinical practice and support patient care

UK charity calls on health professionals to collaborate and drive down costs for professional use of mobile technology 14 December 2010, London – New data will be presented this afternoon at The King’s Fund that shows mobile technology is an … Continue reading

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d4 Survey results to be presented at the Mobile Healthcare Industry Review

d4 has been invited to present our results from our recent research “A survey of mobile phone usage by health care professionals in the UK” at the Mobile Healthcare Industry Review, which will be held at The King’s Fund on Tuesday … Continue reading

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The iDoc Project: free smart phones and apps for junior doctors in Wales

Our recent post covered the news that Leeds medical school students have been given an iPhone to support their studies.  Innovative? Yes, but not the first of its kind in the UK. The Wales Deanery have previously evaluated the use of … Continue reading

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Policy and economics: Two obstacles to greater mobile phone use by health care professionals

The recent change in guidance issued to NHS Trusts by the Department of Health has added further legitimacy to the use of mobile phones by health care professionals (HCPs). For more information, please see Using mobile phones in UK hospitals: what … Continue reading

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Using mobile phones in UK hospitals: what are the rules and is it safe?

Until recently, a blanket ban on mobile phones in hospitals applied across the UK. The rationale was primarily due to concerns about potential interference with medical equipment, although the evidence for this has always been limited. Mobile phones less risky … Continue reading

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Why health care professionals should carry mobile phones

This is the first in a series of posts discussing whether the use of mobile phones by health care professionals (HCPs) should be encouraged.  In this post, we put forward four reasons why the mobile phone should become an every … Continue reading

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Should the use of mobile phones by health care professionals be encouraged?

If you work for d4, a non-profit organisation focused on increasing the acceptance and affordability of mobile technology for health care professionals in the UK, this is a fundamental question I get asked a lot.  And while it’s a straightforward … Continue reading

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