Mobile Future

Dr. Smartphone

Both doctors and patients are pleased with the greater mobility wireless technologies provide to clinicians. According to a recent CIO article, Texas Health Resources- a healthcare provider with numerous hospitals- found that about 40% of doctors own an iPad or other tablet and that these devices allow doctors to leave their desktop computers and spend more time with patients.  While Texas Health has plans to release an app that will allow clinicians to view EKG’s on smartphones and tablets later this month, a new app that helps determine the likelihood of someone suffering from a concussion has already gained attention from those in the head-trauma field.

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