Thursday, March 13, 2014

Smartphone Apps: The New Trend in Medicine

"A smartphone isn’t just a phone. It’s a miniature computer. We surf the web, email, play games, and—thanks to the rapidly expanding world of smartphone applications (“apps”)–use our smartphones and other wireless devices as tools for the workplace. The field of medicine is changing rapidly with the growth of available medical apps. Today, physicians can monitor a patient’s vital signs, download their patient schedules, access current patient medical records, dictate office notes, and consult with other physicians without entering a clinical setting.

One of the first medical apps in use—and arguably the most widely used medical app today—is Epocrates, which provides clinical information on thousands of prescription and over-the-counter drugs."



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