Cardiologist Considers Healthcare Implications of iPhone

“Was this a medical device? No, it was an iPhone app.” So writes Westby G. Fisher, MD, who blogs under the name of Dr. Wes. In a recent post, Fisher, a cardiologist with NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, IL,  relayed his experience with a patient who was able to show her atrial fibrillation burden history on her iPhone, courtesy of an app. The price of the app? $1.99.  “Welcome, my friends, to the era of patient-empowered, individualized medicine and a whole new era of patient care,” Fisher says. To read his entire blog post and see screen shots from the patient’s iPhone, go to:

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