A few stories that caught our attention this week include a new HIMSS survey that demonstrates the widespread use of mobile devices to support patient care, best practices for using 2D barcodes in advertising, an article about the demand for cloud-based services through 2014 and more.
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HIMSS Analytics Survey Demonstrates Widespread Use of Mobile Devices to Support Patient Care Activities - EMR Daily News
Use of mobile devices by physicians to view patient information or access non-protected health information is widespread, and the percent of clinicians using apps to actively engage in direct patient care has grown in the past year in several key areas, including:
- Collection of data at the bedside (45 percent compared to 30 percent);
- Use of bar code reader on mobile devices (38 percent compared to 23 percent);
- Monitoring data from medical devices (34 percent compared to 27 percent); and
- Capture visual representation of patient data (27 percent compared to 13 percent).
Best Practices for Using 2D Barcodes in Advertising - The Barcode News
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