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In the wake of a Boston tragedy, mHealth holds promise

In today’s rapid response world, the smartphone is more than just a communications device. It’s fast becoming a medical device. In fact, while the investigation was continuing Tuesday in Boston, just down the road in Washington D.C., a smartphone was being used at the TEDMED 2013 conference to give attendees a comprehensive health checkup.  For more discussion on the experiences and learning from the point of view of mHealth from the Boston tragedy, click here .