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Medication Adherence in the Palm of Your Hand

“The smartphone will see you now.”

That, declared noted cardiologist and technology guru Eric Topol, MD, might well be the motto for the next generation of health care.

In a wide-ranging keynote address at the Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit, Dr. Topol, the chief of innovative medicine at Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif., described an array of new remote monitoring and diagnostic options that are either already available or coming soon to a smartphone, tablet or computer near you, including apps that measure and track lung function, blood sugar, heart rate and blood pressure, and can even perform an electrocardiogram.

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