I’m no Nostradamus, but I do have a prediction for 2011. Okay, you’ll probably read this and say “duh?”.
I predict that smartphones and mobile technology will become staples of the medical community. I predict that doctors and nurses will be using their iPhone, Android phones, etc. along with a plethora of medical-related apps to assist in practicing medicine and treating patients. I predict tools like iPads and other mobile computers will take hold in doctor offices, dental offices, hospitals, and other medical facilities across the country.
Okay, again, maybe this isn’t such a BOLD prediction. If you follow Medgadget, you read posts every week about smartphones and mobile technology being used in medicine and healthcare.
I also predict that FDA will start to weigh in pretty firmly on the use of mobile technologies in medicine.
I predict that several start-ups will launch new products embracing smartphone and mobile technology applications.