Calling Dr. Smartphone – The Medical Profession’s Digital Revolution Is Here
The health care sector is facing a far-reaching and unpredictable revolution. Smartphones are capable of replacing many devices that have become standard in medical practices and some apps will soon be able to provide diagnoses as well. Patients are becoming less reliant on doctors.
For millennia, sick people have been dependent on help from others, a healer or a doctor. But now, mobile devices are beginning to change that age-old state of affairs. Coupled with the power of artificial intelligence, the mobile phone promises to fundamentally change medical care. Many medical examinations that were thus far only possible in a doctor’s office can now be undertaken at any time by anyone — even while sitting at home in your easy chair.
Via Spiegel Online: The Medical Profession’s Digital Revolution Is Here.
(Reading this reminded me of the fictional Dr. Leonard McCoy on the first Star Trek series – which are the only ones worth watching.)