3G iPhone and what physicians can do with this gadget

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I’m not about as techie doc as anyone here, but for those physicians ogling for the new 3G iPhone, here’s what you can possibly do with this gadget according to

1. Listen to medical podcasts or videocasts;
2. View patient charts;
3. Search PubMed; Google scholar; the web
4. Phone 911 for emergencies; ‘code’ response in hospitals;
5. Monitor patients; using PocketTweets (Twitter for your iPhone)

Here’s the big list (Grand Rounds Vol 4 number 40) of what physicians can do (or not do) with 3G iPhone and medical softwares for it compiled by Dr. Penna!

All seem to be dependent on the availability of highspeed, reliable, uninterrupted net service and access to an electronic healthcare database in the hospitals. None of these two however is within a mile of my practice.

The recent introduction of Apple‘s newest baby to the Philippine market (via Globe Telecom), purportedly half the original price, made me think my Nokia 7250 and Palm Pilot is prehistoric. On second thought, Mr. Gunn, made a comment in this same article that struck me more stupid than dumb. Or was I?

Read here!

Dr. Remo-tito Aguilar co-founded #HealthXPh. A board certified orthopedic surgeon, he is Chief of Clinics at General Santos Medical Center and Medical Specialist II Orthopedics at the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City. Dr. Aguilar is a healthcare social media evangelist and writes his medical musings at The Cast & Curious (www.remomd.com).