Smartphones in Healthcare

A smartphone is a mobile phone with PC-like functionality and advanced capabilities ”“ essentially a miniature computer that combines phone, email, texting, and Inter-
net service.

According to a study by Manhattan Research, 64 percent of U.S. physicians own smartphones and analysts predict penetrationwill increase to 81 percent by 2012. Since most nurses and physicians have either used a smartphone or a mobile phone, the learning curve that usually occurs when new devices or equipment is introduced to a workplace would prove minimal.  Smartphones, such as the iPhone, natively support the latest network security protocols and standards that are essential to protect confidential patient data. (courtesy of voalte)

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