How medical apps are changing diagnoses and treatments

Striking a balance between the issues of professional experience and immediate needs is an increasingly important issue in the adoption/delivery of Assistive Technology.

I’m excited about the potential of new health apps like Bant and Proloquo2go. Tools that improve doctor patient communication and empower patients are fantastic. But I’m a little wary of the robo-doc reference programs that are bringing us to a Star Trek-like present. Machines help, but humans think. The most valuable tools for any doctor are education, clinical experience and good old rational human judgment.

via Dr. Smartphone: How medical apps are changing diagnoses and treatments | Life | National Post.

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