Why Mobile Apps Will Revolutionize Health Care

Eric Topol, MD, cardiologist and chief academic officer at Scripps Health.

Eric Topol, MD, cardiologist and chief academic officer at Scripps Health.

Mobile technology is changing the way doctors and patients interact, creating health care that’s more preventive than reactive, according to a Men’s Health magazine article featuring Scripps Health cardiologist and Chief Academic Officer Eric Topol, M.D.


“It’s still funny to prescribe to a patient a smartphone and an app, but that’s becoming more commonplace today,” said Dr. Topol, who has emerged as a leading voice in the mobile health, or mHealth, revolution.


One of his patients talked to the article’s author Luc Hatlestad about his experience using several mHealth apps and devices after having a heart attack .


The patient uses his iPhone to check his blood pressure as often as five times a day to make sure the vital sign remains within a target range. And he shares the data with Dr. Topol, which has helped to maximize the effectiveness of the patient’s daily medications.


Read the article: How Mobile Apps Will Revolutionize Health Care — Oct. 17, 2012

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