SMARTPHONE USES BEST SOFTWARE APPS
IN MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
The Smartphone, both iPhones and Androids, heve changed the way medicine is practiced on may levels. The smartphones are used to run apps, which are special software programs for various purposes, such as the following:
Functions in 1) Image Viewing 2) Diagnostics 3) Remote Monitors and 4) Microsope
One thing that should be noted is that Smartphoines have optic abilities, which are used to take photos of skin lesions, (Dematoscope), etc. That power is sure to increase also, and the probable development of algorithms to interpret, or diagnose the lesions, which will should also increase in accuracy.
The implicaton of the huge, widespeard presence of the Smart Phone has obious implication for medicine, and healthcare of the world population. Information can be transmitted easily, and monitorinng by present day programs can be utilitzed, in a situation which only going to increase exponentially in the future.
Smart Phone are, well, smart.
The presence of Smart Phone is 2012 has double from the number in 2008 among the general population, but that number is surely much higher in the medical community. Like the iPad, it levages the power of application designed for certain clinical uses, such as doing EKGs, examining skin lesions, measuring serum glucose, and many other purposes.
As cell phones become more advanced, they can become revolutionary healthcare tools.
The Smart Phone, essentially, is a small computer, with the power of a computer in the old days, that occupuied an entire room. Because of “Moore’s Law”, they are bound to become even more useful and powerful in the coming years. It also has phone abilities, is a media player, photo taker, and voice recorder. Most physicians today are moving toward the bigger iPad, because of the larger screen.
The past few years have shown the mulitplicity of uses of the Smart Phone:
1) Viewing Images: MRI, x-ray, but should not be used to diagnose
2) Monitors: constant glucose readings from sensors under the skin (CGM)
3) Diagnostic Tools: EKG strips, EKG with attatchments
4) Microscope: with lens attatchment, with 350x
5) Access Patient Records
Read more: How the iPhone set the bar for other smartphones in healthcare – FierceMobileHealthcare http://www.fiercemobilehealthcare.com/story/how-iphone-set-bar-other-smartphones-healthcare/2012-06-21#ixzz1ywxT4OP9
4 Ways Social Media Can Improve Your Practice http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2012/06/25/bisa0625.htm
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