If you live in the land down under, your next visit to a doctor may very well include some time with Apple’s iPad, as doctors in the Australian state of Victoria will now be packing everyone’s favorite mobile tablet.
It's gotten to the point of almost corny when you hear the familiar phrase "there's an app for that." Whether used for GPS or as an e-reader, a camera or a video editor, it seems our smartphones are getting smarter every day. They save our lives, as a man trapped in Haitian rubble discovered earlier this year. And, they're becoming medical devices too.
A new iPhone application called Allscripts Remote might just
save your life. The app interfaces with Allscripts server software providing
wireless access to real-time patient information, as well as communication with
emergency rooms, and the ability to wire prescriptions directly to pharmacies.