From SMS Amputations to Twittering Surgeons

By: Shelby Lee Walsh - Published: Jun 24, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
Increasingly, doctors (and patients) are relying on the internet for their daily duties. This cluster outlines some mind-boggling tech feats in the health industry that have aided doctors in bettering lives and saving them.

That being said, I'd be pretty nervous if my surgeon was Twittering during an operation, but hey, he's the doctor I guess:

Implications - This web-savvy innovation hints at the increasing role that online resources are starting to take on, even in areas as sensitive and critical as health and one's well-being. As technology further enhances the abilities of the web, the boundary between the physical health and medical worlds and their web 2.0 counterparts may eventually disappear. Stats for 10 E-Doctor Innovations Trending: Older & Chilly
Research: 3,219 clicks in 361 w
Interest: 8 minutes
Concept: 10 E-Doctor Innovations
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Segment: Neutral, 18-55
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