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Smartphones: The Clinician’s New Assistant

Working in T2’s usability lab, the Technology Enhancement Center, my team and I get to talk to quite a few health providers about their clinical practice—specifically, if and how they use smartphones and mobile apps with their patients.

Podcasts Help Providers Stay Current

More than just a source of free entertainment, podcasts are poised to become a leading form of education for health care providers and treatment teams. Although currently less than 20 percent of Americans regularly listen to podcasts, data from the Pew Research Center indicate that online broadcasting is steadily increasing its audience.

If I Talk to a Psychologist, Will They Take Away My Gun?

The cheerful young man in Chicago’s O’Hare airport wore a cowboy hat and was dressed in long, baggy denim shorts despite the chilly November evening. His chin was flecked with blond stubble, tattoos covered both forearms, and a plug sagged in his earlobe. He looked to be in his early twenties. While we waited for our flight to Seattle, we chatted. Or mostly, I listened.

Improve Your Health with Smartphone Technology

We were always told that when we got to the 21st century, we’d all be traveling in rockets and technology would improve our lives in amazing ways. Well, we don’t commute via rockets yet and we don’t quite have diagnostic health tricorders like those on Star Trek (or do we?—see the end of this article), but the pace of our lives is quickening (thank you millennials!) and we do have some amazing tools to help us. Try these three approaches to learn how to use your smartphone to improve your health.

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