What good is an image, if not clinically useful?
One problem with digital health today is that many devices are either poorly understood in a true clinical context (how do I use this in my practice?) or have little or no practicality (I can’t use this in my practice!) in the traditional healthcare system. This is both a problem of perception and function. But one area that is gaining intellectual and practical traction is the area of “visual medicine”—particularly the use of ultra-portable ultrasound. The evolution of this technology brings with it a sense of excitement that harkens back to our initial introduction to the smartphone. It’s poised to change some fundamental aspects of medicine. Yet, in the context of disruption, it’s essential that the roll out of “pocket friendly clinical devices is well thought-out and less “a gadget” and more a comprehensive tool that can fully integrated into practice....You must be logged in to view the rest of this article.
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