Image-based teleconsultation using smartphones or tablets

Boissin, C. et al. (2017) Emergency Medicine Journal. 34:95-99

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Background: Mobile health has promising potential in improving healthcare delivery by facilitating access to expert advice. Enabling experts to review images on their smartphone or tablet may save valuable time. This study aims at assessing whether images viewed by medical specialists on handheld devices such as smartphones and tablets are perceived to be of comparable quality as when viewed on a computer screen.

 

Conclusion: This study suggests that handheld devices could be a substitute for computer screens for teleconsultation by physicians working in emergency settings.

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