A transdisciplinary consortium of universities and companies is iteratively conceptualising, developing and systematically evaluating a mobile, smartphone-based system that is aimed at supporting doctors in their daily work, collaboration and learning practices.
Beyond the provision of just-in-time information from clinical information systems the framework is mainly intended to facilitate the doctors’ consultation and problem-solving processes with remote specialists.
Smartphones allow the prompt sharing and discussion of diagnostic findings such as – self-generated or system based – images, videos or other clinical information to decide on the further treatment. These materials can later be re-used across formal and informal contexts such as (follow-up) meetings or training sessions. The socio-cognitive system strives to enhance communication, collaboration and learning practices of doctors and eventually improving patient care.