Gallagher Monthly Minute - Mobile Devices in Medicine: Dealing with Digital Distractions

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Electronic mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and other personal digital assistants are having a positive impact in healthcare. Clinicians have access at their fingertips to data such as current prescription information, patient data and clinical alerts. These devices come in handy for e-visits, medical news updates and to help improve communication between physicians and their colleagues. Surgeons use streaming audio to enhance concentration during surgery and the photographic capability of their devices to help educate post-operative patients.