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Podcast: Talking tablets and mobile health adoption

Are smartphones and tablets driving mobile health adoption? Listen to part 2 of this two-part podcast to learn about the impact of mobile devices on health care in the U.S.

Mobile health -- also known as mHealth -- has been gaining traction in the U.S. Both patients and doctors are using smartphones, and the federal government is spending money to build the infrastructure to support telemedicine.

Many docs would love to use their iPads to interact with their electronic health record, or EHR, system -- but is that likely to become a reality? What are some of the typical barriers to mobile health adoption? In part 2 of this two-part podcast, Paul Brient, president and CEO of PatientKeeper Inc., answers these questions, and dishes further on the future of tablets and smartphones in health care.

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Listen to part one of this podcast: Of mHealth implementations and Apple iOS vs. Google Android

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This was last published in November 2010

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