How do you think the popularity of the Apple Watch, and the increasing desire to harness wearable technology, is going to impact healthcare? Michael's new piece on Forbes discusses the many ways that the Apple Watch could potentially revolutionize healthcare: from improved patient records, to quicker communication between personnel. With the help of HIPAA-compliant applications, the Apple Watch is expected to have beneficial effects on hospital efficiency: it can make doctors more productive, and improve the lives of patients everyday.
"Smartwatches will also improve the accuracy of patient records. Eliminating the need for pagers means communication will be redirected from phone calls to messages. The result of this change is a concrete history of decisions made by doctors and nurses with regards to a patient’s care. Messages can be easily accessed while updating charts or writing prescriptions to confirm directions and reduce miscommunication. Again, this not only saves time for healthcare providers but also improves the patient experience and can save lives."
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