Wireless health care: When your carpet calls your doctor | The Economist

Wireless health care: When your carpet calls your doctor | The Economist

Doctors are an obvious early target for wireless health. A forthcoming report by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF), a think tank, estimates that two-thirds of American physicians already have smart-phones. Over one-third of American doctors use Epocrates, a program for mobiles and laptops which offers instant information on drug-to-drug interactions, treatment recommendations and so on. The software will soon be able to access electronic health records (EHRs) via mobiles—which the author of the CHCF’s report thinks could be “the killer application” of wireless health.

This article refers to the excellent piece written by Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, of HealthPopuli, which is now available here:

How Smartphones Are Changing Health Care for Consumers and Providers

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