The University of Louisville School of Medicine has found that using smart phones gives students faster access to health information and more face time with patients, InformationWeek reports. Doctors' scribbled prescription pads at the university have been replaced with Epocrates and other smart-phone applications. Students use the tools for classroom study and clinical work, giving them instant acccess to information, said Dr. Pradip Patel, associate vice chair for medical education at the school. "They can look up things on the fly, if they are in a patient room and don't want to go into their office or go online," he...

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