Apps: The Black Bag of New Tools for Physicians

Apps: The Black Bag of New Tools for PhysiciansI counted the apps on my iPhone today. I have about 113, including all the ones my kids have downloaded without asking me. They’re everywhere. Weather apps. Dieting apps. Sports apps. Travel apps. It’s a bit overwhelming. But apps are also helping a new generation of clinicians and nurses improve patient care. And they’re creating a generational divide between these young medical technology adopters and older, less “flexible” physicians. This story from The New York Times explains how apps are making medicine better – and how they’re causing a great divide at the same time.


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