Take Two Apps And Call Me In The Morning

Dr. Leslie Kernisan ponders the possible implications of app use in patient care:

I can envision apps helping patients and families manage a medical care plan. But I worry that we’ll end up making the same mistakes with apps as we’ve often made with the prescription of medications: recommendations based on marketing rather than thoughtful assessment of expected value, and prescription of apps for every little medical condition rather than choosing a few high-yield apps based on a whole-person approach to managing healthcare.

Recent Dish on a self-urinalysis app here and an STD app here.