I've written about some of the perils of using consumer devices on hospital networks.Now add to that risk, the distraction of mixing personal activities with patient treatment.Blogs are filling with debates about patient safety in a multitasking connected world.Even the New York Times has published an article about the possible negative consequences of mobile devices. In that context, AHRQ asked me to write a balanced commentary looking at the quality, safety, and efficiency pros and cons of using multitasking mobile devices for healthcare.
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