I’ve written about some of the perils of using consumer devices on hospital networks .
Now add to that risk, the distraction of mixing personal activities with patient treatment.
Blogs are filling with debates about patient safety in a multitasking connected world.
Even the New York Times has published an article about the possible negative consequences of mobile devices.
In that context, AHRQ asked me to write a balanced commentarylooking at the quality, safety, and efficiency pros and cons of using multitasking mobile devices for healthcare.
I hope you enjoy it and draw your own conclusions about how these devices are best used in your hospital of professional office setting.
In addition to his CIO role at BIDMC, Dr. Halamka blogs at GeekDoctor.blogspot.com.
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