How Smartphone Apps Could Help Keep Health Records Accurate

A commentary from the RAND Corp discusses the potential advantages of being able to use  a personal smartphone to tap into a doctor’s office computer system to upload medical history information safely, securely, and accurately. Moreover, the ability to do so could help solve a serious but lesser-known problem that plagues hospitals and clinics: providers aren't always able to pull together records for the same patient reliably that are held in different hospitals, clinics, and other health professionals’ offices.

The commentary can be obtained at