Mobile Learning

Medical methods made more accurate with mobile learning

By October 1, 2012 No Comments

The world of medicine is constantly changing as new diseases and treatments are unveiled on a regular basis. Doctors and surgeons have very busy lives, though, and they cannot afford to take time off from their practices to spend years in the classroom learning all these new concepts. On the other hand, they also cannot afford to misdiagnose or administer the wrong treatment to a patient. In prior years, this situation seemed unsalvageable, but thanks to mobile learning, the medical world and its professionals can continue to succeed with utilities they can access anywhere and at any time.

Innovative learning practices
There are a variety of tools available to physicians and other medical professionals all the time, but clinicians are used to talking to patients all day, not using computers all the time. As these devices evolve to portable, mobile utilities, they are becoming more familiar with this technology, but a lot of that adoption has to do with using tools like these outside the office as well. Allowing workers to bring their own devices to work has even become an option, so that they are always within communication range if there is an emergency, and so they can access powerful resources without leaving a person's side.

Some entities have gone a step further by providing massive amounts of information in the form of mobile learning applications so that doctors can have an interactive aide with them at all times. RedOrbit wrote that programs like these assist surgeons, who can now practice with board-certified tests and draw upon the vast encyclopedia of medical information within a smartphone interface.

The source wrote that such apps are particularly useful for doctors and surgeons with free time because they can make use of every moment to keep up-to-date on best standards and practices. Medical professionals understand that this is a matter of key importance for clinicians of all kinds, and CSE Software Inc. can help connect hospitals and private practices with the mobile learning resources that can best assist them in reaching training goals.

Interactive experiences
Simply providing a doctor with a mobile reference book is not the same as investing in an interactive teaching application, as American Medical News pointed out. There are some things that those involved in the medical profession must understand about data usage and storage, patient files and care that are more easily understood and absorbed with a tool that asks the user to engage the training experience.

The source wrote that these kinds of training programs are gaining more acceptance more these days due to the increased demands of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines comes to call on more medical firms' records. Recent shifts have called for longer retention times and a move toward electronic document storage, which make it essential for everyone within the medical profession to understand HIPAA privacy and compliance measures. If any member of a firm, hospital or practice should accidentally endanger the confidential information of a patient, it could be considered just as damaging to that entity's reputation and continuity as if an individual was physically harmed.

Mobile learning applications allow companies to create an interactive software tool that can ask questions, chart progress and make the user into an active thinker, rather than just have that person read a huge volume of complicated information. As American Medical News pointed out, interactive software helps provide real-world experiences to workers without putting them in that actual position. By learning how to overcome medical problems in a mobile app's simulated reality, they can make better real world decisions.

The CSE mobile app development team can help define objectives and create mobile apps for training and education, whether the topic is compliance or the latest test procedure. Deliver consistent training material to staff, on any device and at any location.

Contact Stacey Burris at sburris@csesoftware.com or 1.309.670.7595 and ask for a mobile app development demo today!