For the first time in 2011, HIMSS explored the use of mobile technology to improve access to the information needed on a day-to-day basis in a healthcare setting. The study was designed to collect information on an array of items related to mobile device usage. This year, to more closely align with the HIMSS strategic initiatives in the area of mobile technology, the questions in this year’s study were modified to closely align with the mHIMSS Roadmap, originally released at the 2012 mHealth Summit and updated in 2013
This strategic framework is a guideline for providers to implement mobile and wireless technologies. The Roadmap highlights six key areas of focus:
- New Care Models
- Legal & Policy
- Standards & Interoperability
- Privacy & Security
In addition, to fully explore this shift in questions, the audience to this study was broadened to include a wider variety of IT and clinical personnel. As such, results to last year’s study will be presented if applicable, but they should be interpreted with caution.
 mHIMSS Roadmap. http://www.himss.org/mobilehealthit/roadmap