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October 12, 2011

With iPhone, iPad Apple’s Steve Jobs Changed Course of Health Care

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By: Brian T. Horowitz, eWeek

With Steve Jobs at the helm, Apple developed the iPhone and iPad, creating a way for doctors to monitor patients remotely, e-prescribe medication and hold telehealth sessions. Just as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs played a huge role in personal computing, music, telecommunications and consumer electronics, his inventions have left a mark in health care as well. When we think of “m-health” and using mobile devices to manage chronic conditions, e-prescribe medications and track how fast you run, the first devices that come to mind are those that Jobs’ company Apple created: the iPhone, iPad and iPod. Jobs passed away on Oct. 5 at the age of 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

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