Outcomes of Introducing a Mobile Computing Application in a Healthcare Setting

Outcomes of Introducing a Mobile Computing Application in a Healthcare Setting

Liz Burley (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia), Helana Scheepers (Monash University, Australia) and Barbara Haddon (Intelligent Data Pty Ltd, Australia)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-664-8.ch016
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Abstract

Interest in mobile computing applications has been increasing over the past few years. The healthcare sector has begun recognizing the potential for providing at point-of-care access to applications through mobile devices. However, there are challenges for the successful implementation of mobile computing applications. This chapter explores the implementation of a mobile computing solution in two Australian residential aged care facilities. The chapter compares the results of the implementation with previous studies and outlines a hierarchy of three levels of impact within the two organisations. The chapter furthermore describes the challenges, impacts, and outcomes. Finally it lists some strategies for alleviating some of the difficulties with mobile computing solutions.

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