Smartphones, iPhones, and tablet computers have changed health care entirely, according to an article released by South University. Mobile technology helps healthcare professionals better care for their patients through the use of accessible and flexible resources and apps. There are countless examples of hospitals developing apps to help with the patient experience, including this app, which allows patients to safely store their medical information for themselves, family members and paramedics.
This trend, according to InvestorPlace, indicates that hospitals and health care providers will be the next big market for the iPad (as presumably other mobile devices as well), as many of the features are particularly beneficial to the world of healthcare.
This comes at a good time, according to an article on the PR Newswire. This year, there is a new board certification through the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CBPPS) that officially recognizes patient safety as a critical field of medicine, encouraging better communication between patients and providers.