A recent AMA News article pointed out that most doctors can’t yet access medical records through their smart phone.
Wow … I remember using a slide rule, needing a dime and a pay phone to make a telephone call, and being amazed at the new technology that allowed me to make a call by pressing buttons instead of turning a dial. Technology is advancing so fast that it seems we have come to take for granted that we should have instant access to all sorts of information — even medical records.
Today, a friend gave me a sheet of little happy face stickers. I wanted to get more, so I looked up the catalog number printed on the sheet, found them on Google in about 26 seconds, and had ordered them within two minutes. Amazing. I’m sure it won’t be long before I can look up a patient’s lab test results — better yet, a graph of their current and past lab test results — within seconds from anywhere in the world.
It’s exciting to be a part of technological advances. At DrScore.com, we make information on doctors easily available and accessible — right at your fingertips. You can search for doctors in your area by specialty, get their contact information and even see how they’ve been rated. And how much does all this cost? It’s free.
Ah, the modern world. It may not be perfect, but we should count our blessings.