I read an article the other day. It was another discussion on physician utilization. Utilization has to do with efficient use of medical tests and facilities by the physician. Over utilization by certain physicians has been tied to excess use of federal funds for patient care, such as medicare.
Dr. Saxon wrote an article entitled “How Wireless Technology Will Change Global Health” in September 2010.
Her article is very provocative because in the article she outlines uses for iPhones and iPads which could change the way we treat patients. She describes using the iPhone to monitor a heart patient’s blood pressure, pulse, etc. through streaming on these devices. This would allow doctors to have a more precise and live update on his or her patient so as to make change immediately as necessary.