X-rays and iPads: The network healthcare evolution | Ars Technica

An overview piece on some approaches to more aggressive use of technology to:

  • Monitor patients’ health more proactively with networked devices, ranging from wirelessly networked medicine bottle lids to worn or embedded sensors that report back on vital signs;
  • Coordinate care with the help of analytic tools in the cloud and a wealth of individual and collective patient data; and
  • Connect physicians directly with patients over PCs or mobile devices for between-appointment follow-ups.

And of course the easy, an obvious applications for iPads (imaging, not just x-rays), particularly with the latest model and its HD display.

And the usual obstacles and challenges to making this happen, ranging from privacy considerations to compensation.

X-rays and iPads: The network healthcare evolution | Ars Technica.

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