The smartphone physical: Medical checkups of the future

The smartphone-enabled checkup will actually improve doctor-patient relationships.

Can you imagine a comprehensive, clinically relevant well-patient checkup using only smartphone-based devices? The data obtained during the checkup is immediately readable and fully uploadable to an electronic health record. The patient understands – and even participates – in the interaction far beyond faking a cough and gulping a deep breath.

 

 

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Dental office could be good place for medical checkup: study

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You may get more than your teeth checked out at a future visit to your dentist.

20 million Americans each year see a dentist but not a general health care provider a new study shows. The finding suggests dental offices could be good places to screen patients for chronic health problems. By asking their patients a few questions or administering quick health test, dentists could identify those who are at risk for diseases such as diabetes.

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