I think we can all agree that physicians are using iPads increasingly more to support their work. We may have seen them in our institutions or we may have seen them at our own bedside. However, this may be more of a collective “feeling” rather than an evidence-based decision.
What does the literature tell us?
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Only article with any citations – 4 citations total
There is a need for librarians to get involved.
There is a need for librarians to get involved. We can get involved in everything mentioned in the literature.
We set up office hours in the physicians cafeteria and general hospital cafeteria and administered 46 paper-based surveys over six sessions. We obtained permission from hospital staff to set up a table in the entry way. We approached physicians by asking them about their use of mobile resources and inquiring whether they’d be interested in participating in an iPad study.
What resources (websites, databases, etc) do you use for patient care?
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ITG survey mentioned in the last MLA webcastWhen was survey conducted? Any more recent data?
If you had an iPad, how would you use it to improve patient care?This is an area where it helps to have librarians at the table during the discussions regarding electronic medical records. I have heard from medical librarians who are heavily involved in this area that physicians often can access EMRs through Citrix (proxy).
If you had an iPad, how would you use it to improve patient care?
If you had an iPad, how would you use it to improve patient care?In summary Electronic medical recordsPatient demonstrationsClinical decision support tools
While physicians already had iPads and weren’t interested in borrowing, nurses spoke about limitations with mobile devices and often said they weren’t able to use mobile devices for health information due to limited funds and no institutional device.Specific message – we were targeting physicians, so we didn’t have much to say when confronted with nurses. Perhaps different handouts for each group.
Many of the people we spoke with didn’t even know we had a hospital library. This was a great way to increase visibility of the library’s services as well as a way to find out what our patrons were using.
Phase Two – the next step was to loan iPads purchased through an NN/LM Award to selected participants
The first hurdle was how to make sure that everyone had the same apps on their iPads. We also wanted to have a way to push content to people if need be.
Accessories – concern about the cleanliness of iPads in the healthcare setting. Perhaps it would be a good idea to encourage iPad users to use bleach wipes to make sure that their iPads stay clean.
Liability StatementHow are you using the iPad to improve clinical care?What resources are most useful to you?What have you downloaded to the iPad?What would you like to download to the iPad?What surprised you about using the iPad?
Warning of graphic imagesYou may have heard of the recent highlighted story in the local and national media of Ronald Poppo who suffered significant facial mauling and was cared for by my service at Jackson.He was seen on several occasions in follow-up in my clinic after being discharged from the hospital. There was one particular appointment when I used the iPad you provided to me to Skype with some of his other doctors involved in his care who were in another part of the country at the time.
You may have heard of the recent highlighted story in the local and national media of Ronald Poppo who suffered significant facial mauling and was cared for by my service at Jackson.He was seen on several occasions in follow-up in my clinic after being discharged from the hospital. There was one particular appointment when I used the iPad you provided to me to Skype with some of his other doctors involved in his care who were in another part of the country at the time.This is clearly a tool that is helping physicians support world class patient care. We as librarians can support this activity by recommending apps and instructing on the use of technology. This is another avenue for us to pursue to be seen as part of the clinical team. It highlights the importance of information literacy and promotes the reputation that librarians are tech-savvy and focused on improving patient care.
(iPad or iPads) AND (physician OR physicians OR doctor OR doctors)Mobile reference Patient education ImagingBuilding applications Complete questionnaires
Seminal article?CIS-based registration of quality of life in a single source approachAbstract: Background: Documenting quality of life (QoL) in routine medical care and using it both for treatment and forclinical research is not common, although such information is absolutely valuable for physicians and patients alike. Wetherefore aimed at developing an efficient method to integrate quality of life information into the clinical informationsystem (CIS) and thus make it available for clinical care and secondary use.Methods: We piloted our method in three different medical departments, using five different QoL questionnaires. Inthis setting we used structured interviews and onsite observations to perform workflow and form analyses. The formsand pertinent data reports were implemented using the integrated tools of the local CIS. A web-based application formobile devices was developed based on XML schemata to facilitate data import into the CIS. Data exports of the CISwere analysed with statistical software to perform an analysis of data quality.Results: The quality of life questionnaires are now regularly documented by patients and physicians. The resulting datais available in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and can be used for treatment purposes and communication as well completion of questionnaires by the patientsas research functionalities. Thethemselves using a mobile device (iPad) and the import of the respective data intothe CIS forms were successfully tested in a pilot installation. The quality of data is rendered high by the use ofautomatic score calculations as well as the automatic creation of forms for follow-up documentation. The QoL data wasexported to research databases for use in scientific analysis.Conclusion: The CIS-based QoL is technically feasible, clinically accepted and provides an excellent quality of data formedical treatment and clinical research. Our approach with a commercial CIS and the web-based application istransferable to other sites.
look things up while in a patient’s roompull up images for patients to viewimaging software to help inform patientsduring pre-operative and post-operativeevaluationshow neuro patients images of the braindemonstrate videos to patients
quicker access to help withdiagnosis, medical orders, andliterature searchesdosagefilm reviewdiagnostic assessment criteriaconduct search in the room with patient
Will any iPad do? Are physicians interested in borrowing iPads?http://appadvice.com/appnn/2012/06/apple-launches-new-ipad-tv-ad-shows-how-versatile-the-companys-tablet-can-be
• Physicians vs. nurses• Craft a message specific to each group http://askanmd.blogspot.com/2009/10/nurses-vs-residents.html
HandoutsOffice hoursOutcomesNeeds assessmentHighlight benefit of librarians
What is the iCloud?• Access what you have downloaded on any of your devices• “iCloud stores your music, photos, docume nts, and more and wirelessly pushes them to all your devices”• http://www.apple.com/ icloud/
• Anatomy Atlas imaging for patient education• Skype for telemedicine• for reference and clinical decision support
Acknowledgements • Yanira Garcia- • Rebecca Jerome Barcena • Brenda Linares • Mary Moore, PhD • NN/LM Southeastern • JoAnn Van Schaik Atlantic Region • Faculty and staff of • National Library of the Calder Medicine Memorial LibraryThis project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from theNational Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Healthand Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with theUniversity of Maryland Baltimore. http://www.flickr.com/photos/45409431@N00/3272079115