Google Care Studio has unveiled a new mobile version of its clinician-facing search tool that helps organize patients’ medical records. The company pitches this new modality as a way for doctors to check in on a patient or access patient information on the go.
“I’m really excited because one of the big challenges that we see in the healthcare space for providers is context switching. There’s so much information to try to understand in the moment and make split second decisions. Clinicians have to do this all day long,” Paul Muret, VP of Care Studio, told MobiHealthNews. “It can get completely overwhelming for them. And so being able to provide that additional summarization and searchable information so they can go ask a question whenever they need to is super critical.”
Care Studio was previously unveiled on desktop, however Google is pitching the mobile version as a way for doctors to use the tool on the move.
“The mobile app is really designed to solve this kind of context switching problem, so that when the clinician is literally walking down the hallway and they’re talking with, let’s say, one of their nurses about a specific patient in the lab, and