iPhone as a medical tool

November 30, 2009 at 8:30 am | Posted in E-Health, Technology | Leave a comment

“The medical community is flocking to the iPhone” were the words of Apple’s Mark Wilson at the launch of the iPhone 3.0 earlier in the year. Indeed, the number of health-related applications using the iPhone is growing, but how are HCPs and patients using this latest gadget?

Click here to find out about H1N1 (Swine Flu) trackers that helped people view swine flu case locations, determine if their symptoms are signs of swine flu and more.

Click here to see how two university graduates turned their iPhone into a glucose monitor, winning the 2009 DiabetesMine Design Challenge.

Click here to read about Doylestown Hospital (US) giving 360 independent physicians and hospital staff iPhones to improve efficiency and patient care.

While the iPhone is not the only mobile platform out there, Apple has attracted more developers and therefore more applications and services are being created for the medical community than any other at the moment.

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