Using Mobile Apps at the Point-Of-Care

By Guest Post |  March 5, 2015 | 

by Dr. Amit Pahwa MD

Hospital Medicine 2015 promises to be an extraordinary event. Anuj, Kai, Roger, and I hope to add to that with our workshop, Dr. Hi Tech Hospitalist: Improving Quality and Value of Care through Mobile Apps.

Just like you, we have been thrust in the world of mobile devices and healthcare without much guidance. Our workshop will provide hands-on experience with such apps as QxCalculate, Periop14, ASCVD calculator, Medisafe, and Quitstart. We plan to show you how we use mobile technology to make providers more efficient and engage patients in their own care. We will highlight a few apps that have helped us, but we also want to make sure that we address any questions that you may have. There are lots of apps out there; which ones are you using? If you’ve heard of one that you’d like to know more about or would like us to “research” we want to know about it. So, if you plan to attend, please send an email to [email protected] with the name of the app and we’ll do our best to incorporate it in the workshop. My Twitter handle is @pahwa, Anuj’s is @tweet_akdMD, Kai’s is @Kao_Kai, and Roger’s is @RogerYuMD and use #HospMed15 to share the apps you’re using or interested in learning more about.

We will allow you time to download the apps at the beginning of the session or you can download them ahead of time. We will be in National Harbor 3 starting at 12:45 PM on Monday, March 30 2015. See you soon!


Pahwa_Amit_15Dr. Amit Pahwa MD completed his medical degree at the University of Alabama Medical School in Birmingham, AL, and his residency training in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics at Indiana University. He practices as a Internal Medicine-Pediatric Hospitalist at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is a member of SHM and the Maryland Chapter Vice-President. He is currently the course director for High Value Healthcare for first year medical students and a core faculty member of the Internal Medicine Clerkship at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 

Yu_Roger_15Dr. Roger Yu MD has been a practicing hospitalist since 2009. He completed his residency and served as a chief medical resident at the UCLA-Olive View Internal Medicine Program. In 2009, he joined the Hospital Medicine Section at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston. During his first year at the BIDMC, he launched a wiki website for the hospitalist program (, which has been very well received. He has given local and national presentations regarding use of Web 2.0, Wikis, and Mobile Applications in health care. He has served as a member of the SHM IT Committee since 2011. Currently, he is a hospitalist in the Division of Hospital Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Dalal_Anuj_15Dr. Anuj Dalal MD is an Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and a member of the BWH Hospitalist Medicine Unit. He is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He completed residency training in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. He completed the Program in Clinical Effectiveness at Harvard School of Public Health, and holds a Graduate Degree in Medical Informatics from Oregon Health & Science University. He joined the faculty at Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at BWH in 2007. Dr. Dalal’s academic interests include developing and evaluating innovative strategies to improve patient safety, healthcare quality, and value of care delivered through HIT. His work encompasses use of technologies that facilitate test result management, care team communication, and patient engagement in the acute care and transitions settings.

Kao_Cheng-Kai_15Dr. Cheng-Kai Kao MD is an academic hospitalist interested in clinical informatics, population health, and process reengineering in healthcare. He currently serves as medical director of international patient services at University of Chicago Medical Center, where he oversees the hospitalization of international patients, optimizes their care transitions, builds an innovative medical second opinion program, and fosters global collaboration with overseas hospitals and healthcare organizations. Dr. Kao also serves as medical director of informatics at University of Chicago Medical Center, and his work focuses on developing clinical decision support tools, leveraging mobile technology to enhance clinical workflow and population health, and making innovations on the interactive inpatient care system. He is the chair of the clinical process review committee, where he leads an interdisciplinary team with delegated responsibility for review and approval of physician order sets. Also as the director of the clinical iPad task force in the section of hospital medicine, he trains the new hospitalists and supervises the clinical use of mobile devices.


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