3M Offers Mobile Tools for Medical Professionals

3M has introduced a mobile solution for doctors to manage their professional lives via mobile devices. 

The solution, called 3M Mobile Physician, is available for iPad, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Mobile devices. It consists of four main modules that cover key areas of the physicians professional life, says 3M. 

The Mobile Patient Lists module gives doctors access to appointment data and organisation tools, while the 3M Mobile Rounds module gives doctors access to patient records while on the go. There is also a module that allows for dictation, with voice-recognition technology to negate the need for typing up notes, and a module that manages the collection of fees. 

“With 3M Mobile Physician, physicians now have full control over their work day,” says JaeLynn Williams, senior vice president for 3M Health Information Systems. “Increased efficiency and convenience drives physician satisfaction, which is a primary concern for healthcare organizations in this era of rising costs, regulatory change, and payment reform.”

The company says that the solution keeps patient data secure through the use of advanced encryption technology. The software meets HIPAA security standards, and is delivered on the IQMax mHealth Communications Platform. It has been trialled at Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates in Charlotte, NC. Michael Cowan MD, neurosurgeon at the hospital, says the system is easy to use. “It definitely allows me to spend time with the patient, listen to the patient, and take care of my patient the way I need to, without being tied down with paperwork and charting,” he says.