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Recent studies have concluded that healthcare is going mobile. Thanks to convenient inventions like smartphones and tablets, healthcare professionals can deliver more assistance in less time and patients can get care without ever setting foot in the doctor’s office.
In 2011, more than 1 billion visits were made to the doctor’s office, but in a survey, more than 40 percent of doctors said they agreed many visits could be reduced through mobile technologies.
Sometimes, patients just have simple questions about their health and don’t need to be in the office in person – follow-up appointments are often a series of questions and some paperwork. With the technology we have today, I can chat with a patient and send over related collateral instantly. In the future, I may be able to get a patient’s vitals from a mobile upload.
This is the future of healthcare – 78 percent of consumers are interested and 250% more physicians own a tablet than other consumers.