Nurses utilize smartphones to boost efficiency and improve care

It’s not just doctors who use Smartphones at work, even nurses are adopting digital technologies at work. In some cases, hospitals provide mobile apps to nurses and in certain others, nurses themselves search for mobile apps that can improve their care effectiveness.
A survey conducted by InCrowd among 241 nurses showed that majority of the nurses are finding the digital health tools themselves through online searches. 95 percent of the respondents said they own a smartphone; 88 percent of these use a smartphone at work.
Many of the nurses stated that mHealth can enhance care; though it can never be substituted for a physician. How can apps be used to enhance care?

Smartphones could be used for

  • Fact checking, thus saving time for the nurses
  • Searching for medical information
  • Verification of medication and dosage

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