Essay on Technological And Communication Advancements Of Smartphones

707 Words Oct 8th, 2016 3 Pages
Technological and communication advancements in the last ten years make living without a cell phone seem impossible. If you look at the iPhone for example, you have access to the internet at all times. IPhones give you the possibility to communicate instantly and pull information from anywhere in the world. Contrary to popular belief that iPhones monopolize users time and attention solely in socializing, they provide many medical benefits people are unaware of. These benefits assist doctors, patients, and students.
Doctors have multiple uses for smartphones in the workplace, “Smartphones are a new tool that will allow physicians to come more efficient in their daily activities while providing clinically updated care to their patients” (Burdette, Steven D. "Practicing Medicine in a Technological Age: Using Smartphones in Clinical Practice." Clinical Infectious Diseases 47.1 (2008): 117-22. JSTOR. Web. 07 Oct. 2016.). The smartphone gives them access to medical applications, web browsers, patient information, as well as other physicians. One type of application doctors could use are medical calculators. “The 2 most commonly used are MedMath (supported by Epocrates) and MedCalc. Both provide access to routinely used medical equations, such as for determining creatinine clearance or ideal body weight” (Burdette, Steven D. "Practicing Medicine in a Technological Age: Using Smartphones in Clinical Practice." Clinical Infectious Diseases 47.1 (2008): 117-22. JSTOR. Web. 07 Oct.…

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