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SmartPhones improving clinical outcomes

Chris Bateman

Abstract


SmartPhones improving clinical outcomes
A group of 50 Port Elizabeth nurses are fighting off their colleagues and the doctors they work with to hold onto SmartPhones that provide them with instant and almost limitless access to a clinical library and treatment guidelines.
They are the guinea pigs in a 22-month-old mobile health information pilot project, a joint initiative of the Eastern Cape Health Department, MTN, Nelson Mandela University and global telecommunications company, Qualcomm Wireless Reach. It is expected to boost patient care in the city’s three major hospitals, and perhaps eventually province-wide and even nationally.

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Chris Bateman, HMPG

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health education, technology, nurse education

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South African Medical Journal 2011;101(1):12-13.

Article History

Date submitted: 2010-11-22
Date published: 2011-01-06

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