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Smart Phones Take the Place of Doctors

Another inexpensive smart phone medical device.

Mobile phones are giving rise to a new class of clip-on diagnostic devices that could challenge doctors’ monopoly on diagnosing disease, not just errors in vision. Since doctors’ fees account for over 20 percent of U.S. health-care spending—and fully 3 percent of the country’s GDP on their own—such devices could potentially slash costs as well.

via EyeNetra Aims to Shake Up Optometry with Financing from Vinod Khosla | MIT Technology Review.

Medical technology does not have to be mega expensive. Look here for more from my Dentalcompare article: Technology could help reduce the cost of health care if we give it a chance.

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