Mobile phones having big impact on medical profession

16/04/2012

Mobile Phones Having Big Impact On Medical Profession

Medical professionals are now able to use their mobile phones on the move for many of the things they previously would have needed their laptops or PCs for.

The proliferation of smartphones in the UK has resulted in over 50 per cent of the population now owning one of the devices, according to a recent report by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

This has had a large effect on the medical industry, according to Dr Joseph Kim who is president of Medical Communications Media and founder of MedicalSmartphones.com.

Dr Kim said mobile phones had previously been used to look up information primarily as a reference tool but that has expanded hugely in the last few years.

"You can be miles away from the hospital and accessing that information. So a lot of what you could have done on your desktop computer is now getting translated over to the mobile device," he continued.

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