The benefits of smartphones in healthcare go beyond our expectations. They don’t only create a new, easy communication channel between the patients and the healthcare service providers, but they also improve diagnostic accuracy, better coordination, and construct a bridge of trust.
However, many healthcare providers are hesitant to adopt smartphones and tablets into their everyday practice for so many reasons. First, they don’t want to welcome change, and second, lack of trust and policies in the devices used in healthcare can contribute to security risks.
This is why it is important to understand how we can benefit from all the advantages without being victims of any harm.