A study conducted by the Joint Commission reported that miscommunication between caregivers during patient hand-offs plays a role in an estimated 80% of serious preventable adverse events. In a time when medical professionals are exploring ways to improve quality of care, why haven’t we tackled the simplest and most cost effective way to achieve this—improving communication? More than 90% of physicians report using a smart phone, and SFMS is excited to announce a new member benefit that leverages this technology to share patient information throughout the local medical community.
All SFMS resident and practicing physician members enjoy exclusive and free member-only access to DocBookMD, a HIPAA-compliant smartphone app to connect with local physicians and pharmacies. DocBookMD gives you the entire San Francisco physician database on your mobile devices. You can:
- Network with local physicians to develop relationships for referrals
- Find colleagues to consult on medical decisions
- Obtain second opinion from a fellow colleague immediately—getting a text or email back from a doctor who, in some cases, can save a patient’s life
As an added bonus, all new SFMS member registrations between December 13 and December 20 will be entered into a prize draw for a brand new iPad2.
“I find DocBook to be an extremely useful mobile application that allows me to communicate with my colleagues in a secure manner. In fact, I use it to help colleagues with difficult dermatologic cases that cannot be seen at my office immediately. I am so glad that the San Francisco Medical Society is able to offer this as a free service for its members.” —Lawrence Cheung, MD, SFMS Member
Go to the App Store or Android Market to download DocBookMD. All you need is your SFMS ID number to register for free. Need help locating your ID number? Contact Lauren Estrada at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 561-0850.