Quality of Life - Mobile Phones and Medicine

Sick patients often have to wait hours to see a doctor or nurse.

Remember, time and information are vital to good health. Can you think of ways that mobile phones can help?

Traveling doctors with Interplast perform hundreds of corrective surgeries on children with deformities. They have precious little time to treat patients, particularly in remote areas.

"Even a simple project like getting local volunteers to send mobile phone pictures of children with deformities to be operated on a day or two ahead of time can make a BIG difference. We could help TWO OR THREE times as many children during our missions to Vietnam and other countries each year!"

Dr. Carol Osborn -- MD Interplast Vietnam Surgical Team Volunteer

Can you think of ways that mobile phones can help save precious TIME for doctors and their patients?