Stay safe this summer. But if you do end up in an emergency room, try your own measures for patient-centered care. As the experiences of some notable healthcare professionals suggest, it's a work in progress.
Given self-reported intent of 74 percent of clinicians to adopt tablets, smartphones and computers into their workflow by Q2 2015, the migration of tasks to mobile devices will likely continue to grow, says a new report.
The healthcare industry is already using shopping habits and financial records for predictive analysis. Now some are turning toward social media data and other public records, raising concern that practices will be overly intrusive and conducted without patients even knowing.