Monday, March 23, 2009

Paging Dr. iPhone: Tapping a Physician's Digital Reference

Diamond's deepening dependence on health-related mobile apps underscores the potential that the iPhone and other Web-enabled wireless handsets can play in overhauling the way physicians and hospitals dispense heath care. "The lead application is for doctors to look up information so they can be up-to-date with the latest [Food & Drug Administration] warnings and new drugs to help them write prescriptions," says Harry Wang, director of health and mobile research at Parks Associates in Dallas. "But in the future you'll see devices like the iPhone be a portal to a lot more medical information like patient records and lab results. They'll eventually be writing prescriptions directly from their phones."

From the article, "Paging Dr. iPhone: Tapping a Physician's Digital Reference" by Arik Hesseldahl

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