More Physicians Using Smart Phones to Access Lab Test Results and Other Clinical Information
With the advent of data-capable smart phones, disease management is taking a giant step forward. That has important implications for pathologists and clinical laboratory manager, who need to ensure that their medical laboratory information systems are ready for access by smart phones and other wireless devices used by clinicians.
Recent surveys show that physicians increasingly use their smart phones and other mobile devices to view test results and communicate with patients. In fact, in a recent report, Manhattan Research predicted that, by 2012, about 82% of physicians will have smart phones and more than half that number will use them for such tasks as administrative work, continuing medical education, and patient care.