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?