You can’t go very far without hearing or reading about new technologies that benefit medicine and physicians. Entire hospital systems are devoting themselves to particular smartphones. Doylestown Hospital, near Philadelphia, supplied its physician staff with iPhones earlier this year. Now, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, Texas, has outfitted some of its 19,500 employees across 11 hospitals with iPhones.
At a conference this week in San Diego, Dr. Eric Topol, chief Medical Officer of the West Wireless Health Institute, ”As a cardiologist for the past 25 years, I can tell you that the stethoscope is dead.” The stethoscope, which was created in 1816 won’t be used by doctors in 2016, Topol said as he discussed new technologies that wirelessly monitor heart rate, take sonograms, and an application that enables you to monitor “every minute of your sleep” on your smartphone.
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