Special Issue on Innovative and Safer Use of Smartphone Technology to Improve Interprofessional Communication in Healthcare

Submission Deadline: Sep. 10, 2020

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This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Serena Frassini
      Department of Health Professions Azienda Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord, Pesaro, Italy
  • Guest Editor
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    • Donatella Giovannini
      Department of Health Professions Azienda Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord, Pesaro, Italy
    • Annalisa Aprili
      Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord, Pesaro, Italy
    • Valerio Lanno
      Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord, Pesaro, Italy
    • Stefania Rasori
      Department of Health Professions Azienda Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord, Pesaro, Italy
    • Barp Laura
      Intensive Care Unit, Azienda Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord, Pesaro, Italy
  • Introduction

    Communication breakdowns are serious plight in healthcare and smarthphones’ use do offer advantages to health personnel on duty, providing an accessible and reliable method of streamlined communication. Mobile technology fosters interprofessional communication, reduces work stress and enables to quickly access to reference materials about medications, procedures or health conditions; apps can assist physicians and nurses in information and improve time management, patient monitoring, medical and training education and clinical decision-making. The benefits of smartphone use in clinical context could be undermined if abuse and overuse are not kept in check: moreover, distractions from tasks of personal use could be a critical threat to patient safety, as well as the potential, unmeasured risk of these equipements from acting as possible vector for cross infections. Last but not least, the use of smartphones by physicians and nurses can be considered unprofessional. Nevertheless hospitals have a social media/cell phone policy in place, this policy is most frequently disregarded. How to strengthen quality and efficiency of communication and enhance accessibility and interteam relationships through a safer and innovative use of smarthphone technology? Our issue suggests ideas, projects and systems for safe, conscious and effective information flow by smartphones use reducing risks related to use in healthcare settings.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Mobile phones in clinical handover processes
    2. Information flow by smartphones: risk assessment and risk management
    3. Innovative models of mobile phone use for healthcare communication
    4. Educational programs to promote an informed use of smartphone in healthcare settings
    5. Patients’ perceptions of mobile use by healthcare personnel
    6. Communication apps on mobile phones and privacy implications

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.nursingscience.net/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.