Mobile apps seen as one of top medical trends for 2013

12/31/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

Smartphones were included as one of the top six medical innovations that will help fight disease for 2013, according to this article. The report points to an iPhone application recently receiving government approval that will provide doctors with a mobile electrocardiogram, as well as apps that help patients monitor potential skin cancer threats. "I see the smartphone as one piece of how we're going to try to get health costs under control," says Dr. David Albert, who invented a recently approved electrocardiogram application for the iPhone.

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