Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2012

Tablet Technology: Don't Start Rounds Without It
Brandan Kennedy, Robert Riss, Ray Chan, Barbara Chaparro, Jennifer Teves, Nebojsa Copic
At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Become familiar with the capabilities of the iPad as a tool to interact with the electronic medical record.
  2. Demonstrate using the iPad for teaching medical learners and families.
  3. Understand Human Factors methods for measuring use, effectiveness, usability, and end-user satisfaction of iPad integration.

Everybody's talking about portable tablets. But even for the computer savvy hospitalist, the possibilities for their use are a bit daunting. With the ability to integrate with the electronic medical record and more than 100,000 apps, it is a challenge to know where to start. This workshop is for novices and experienced users. Participants will learn to integrate tablet use into their daily routine. The audience will learn how to access their hospital's electronic medical record (EMR), provide education to patients and families, and to access information to aid in clinical decision making. Participants will have hands-on learning and a practical bedside understanding of the use and efficiency of portable tablets as a clinical tool. Finally, attendees will learn about assessment techniques to evaluate the ease-of-use and efficiency of portable tablet integration and how to use the data collected for cost-justification, reduction of medical errors, and continued process quality improvement.




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