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Keeping Smart with a Smartphone


Lecture given at the 2010 Philippine College of Physicians annual convention

Lecture given at the 2010 Philippine College of Physicians annual convention

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  • 1. Keeping Smart with a Smartphone Iris Thiele Isip Tan MD, FPCP, FPSEM MS Health Informatics (cand.) Clinical Assoc. Professor, UP College of Medicine Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Philippine General Hospital
  • 2. No conflict of interest
  • 3. To Err is Human: Adverse Building a Safer Health System events Institute of Medicine 1999 2.9% 6.6-13.6% Ooops mortality Colorado 44,000 - & Utah 98,000 50% 3.7% deaths/year Medical New York Errors
  • 4. New Competencies Health Professions: A Bridge to Quality for Health Professionals Institute of Medicine 2003 Work in 1 Provide patient- interdisciplinary centered care teams Employ 2 3 evidence-based practices Apply quality improvement Utilize 4 5 informatics
  • 5. “... in the next century, the study of informatics will become as fundamental to the practice of medicine as anatomy has been to the last.” Coeira E. Guide to Health Informatics, 2003 (2nd ed)
  • 6. Health Informatics Study and application of methods to improve management of • patient data • medical knowledge • population data • other information relevant to patient care and community health
  • 7. Information is the essence of medicine: we create it; we collect it; we search for it; we adapt it; we drown in it; and at times, we ignore it.
  • 8. “Information is often not available to those who need it when they need it. As a result, patients often do not get care they need or do get care they don’t need.” Kohn et al. To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System (2000)
  • 9. “Mobile technology has the potential to revolutionize how physicians practice medicine.” Burdette et al Clin Inf Dis 2008;47:117-22
  • 10. Smartphone SMS MMS No industry Voice calls standard Phonebook definition More than Miniature basic cell computer with phone phone capability capabilities Wikipedia
  • 11. Smartphone Platform Market Share Palm Google 6% 9% Microsoft 16% 43% RIM Apple 26% comScore Feb 2010 (US)
  • 12. US Physicians Using a Smartphone No smartphone 36% 36% 27% iPhone 64% 37% Blackberry 2009 Manhattan Research Survey “Taking the Pulse”
  • 13. 40% of Sma! adverse Phone drug events (ADE) Point of care lack of at time of critical prescribing, patient and dispensing, drug administering information medicines Leape et al JAMA 1995
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  • 17. Today’s experienced physician needs close to 2 million pieces of information to practice medicine. Denekamp Y. IMAJ 2007;9:771-6 “Good information is the best medicine.” Michael E. DeBakey, MD
  • 18. 71 successful CATs Evidence 23% searches Redbook corrected Best Evidence JAMA Series Cart previous Cochrane diagnostic test/ MEDLINE Textbooks treatment Simulscope 81% 18% affect led to additional diagnosis/ test or new treatment Used 98x management decisions decision in 1 month Sackett et al, JAMA 1998;280:1336-8
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  • 27. 2 unanswered questions for every 3 patients seen 40% fact MDs pursue 44% medical only 30% of opinion their questions Denekamp Y. IMAJ 2007;9:771-6
  • 28. Most Common Obstacles Prevents pursuit Obstacles to of questions finding answers Question not that important Relevant Doubt about Uncertainty topic not existence of about where included in relevant to look for resource information Lack of time info to initiate a Resource search does not Ready anticipate availability of ancillary consultation info needs Ely et al JAMIA 2005;12:217-24
  • 29. MD Recommendations Comprehensive information Anticipate likely clinical Emphasize Answer questions detailed clinical treatment queries Summary recommen- directly with bottom- dations Can a line recommen- smartphone Tell MD what help? dations to do even when evidence lacking Ely et al JAMIA 2005;12:217-24
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