This week, the New York Times’ popular “Digital Doctor” feature is focused on how technology is affecting health care. From a piece on apps and iPads penned by Katie Hafner:
The history of medicine is defined by advances born of bioscience. But never before has it been driven to this degree by digital technology.
The proliferation of gadgets, apps and Web-based information has given clinicians — especially young ones like Dr. Rajkomar, who is 28 — a black bag of new tools: new ways to diagnose symptoms and treat patients, to obtain and share information, to think about what it means to be both a doctor and a patient.
The ongoing series, which has also tackled telemedicine, electronic medical records, and even computer-designed teeth — is worth checking out.