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Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Abstract

Introduction / Background
In Australia the use of mobile devices and software applications is pervasive on multiple platforms. As a result, new issues for professionalism in healthcare have emerged.
Methods of Research / Description of Activity
This presentation provides an overview of the use of mobile devices and software applications including potential of the technology, current practices, benefits and risks. Governance issues and future needs will also be explored.
Results of Research / Evaluation of Activity
Data from media reports indicates that the issues relating to use of mobile devices and software applications are not well understood nor appropriately monitored and controlled. This creates particular concerns for professionalism and for training and education of health care professionals.
Conclusions / Issues for Discussion
What issues do these technologies raise for professionalism in clinical care? What is the role of medical education in preparing future health care professionals for use of these technologies in professional practice?
Original languageEnglish
Pages84
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2012
Event2012 Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference - Rotorua, New Zealand
Duration: 26 Jun 201229 Jun 2012

Conference

Conference2012 Australian and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Conference
Abbreviated titleANZAHPE 2012
CountryNew Zealand
CityRotorua
Period26/06/1229/06/12

Keywords

  • medical informatics
  • digital technology
  • clinical practice

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