Mobile technology: The wave of the future to improve healthcare?

Elizabeth H. Lazzara, Sallie J. Weaver, Andrew Raij, David Metcalf, Frank Drews, Meghan Dierks

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Abstract

Mobile devices (e.g., smartphones, personal digital assistants, and tablets) are evolving rapidly and growing exponentially in multiple facets around the globe. Specifi-cally, mobile devices can be used as audio and video chat, reference guide, training tool, handoff facilitation, and decision support. Undoubtedly, there are clear advantages of le-veraging this technology including automatic updates, portable and unobtrusive access to data, and time savings for documentation allowing clinicians more time for patient care. However, innovative technology brings new yet critical obstacles to overcome (e.g., usa-bility and security). Thus, the current panel is designed to gather leading human factors and medical experts in the fields of clinical care, system design, and human-system inte-raction to provide their insight and perspective on the following question: What contribu-tions can human factors science and medical experts combine to bring to bear on the de-velopment, implementation, and evaluation of mobile-based technology?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 55th Annual Meeting, HFES 2011
Pages729-732
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 28 2011
Event55th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2011 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: Sep 19 2011Sep 23 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other55th Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2011
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period9/19/119/23/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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