Author Archive | Felasfa Wodajo, MD
A detailed review and discussion of Eric Topol’s book, Creative Destruction of Medicine, with emphasis on pharmacogenetics, continuous physiologic and biologic sensing, and “super-convergence” of the two.
A simple, yet potentially useful adaptation of a clipboard could find a home on the hospital wards if Clipboard+ meets its fundraising deadline on Kickstarter in one week. The idea is that hospital residents and students still need to write on paper, but that juggling a smartphone or tablet while trying to hold paper is […]
mHealth commentary on Open mHealth, an initiative to create an open source mobile health innovation and development process to improve patient outcomes
The newest release by Orca Health may yet be their best. Heart Decide uses stunning animated 3dimensional visualization of a beating heart as a patient education tool. The app allows the user, whether contemplating an upcoming cardiac surgery or trying to understand their heart disorder, to virtually “slice” the heart and peer into into it […]
For the first time at the mHealth Summit, iMedicalApps will present research awards for outstanding scholarly research in the area of mobile health. An award will be given for best oral and best poster presentation submitted through the summit’s call for presentations process.
Attention mHealth researchers, companies and organizations – if you would like to present a talk or panel at the upcoming mHealth Summit in December, the submission deadline is in one week. For more information, please go to: mHealth Summit – Call for Presentations and share your experience and expertise with over 5,000 leaders in mobile health. The […]
The pervasiveness of Facebook and other social media platforms has created opportunities to improve patient-physician communication. Willing doctors can connect with patients in and outside the exam room, expanding their reach and thus jointly sharing in the empowerment this newest technology revolution offers. Orthopedic surgeon Howard Luks summarizes the power of social media for physicians this way: […]
In just a few short years, the TEDMED conference has grown in size and prominence to become an annual highlight for healthcare visioneers and digerati. The list of speakers shows it to include some of the best and brightest in the nation, and spans disciplines from engineering to medicine to informatics to chemistry. As many […]
The Boston Globe is reporting today that the Rock Health, the San Francisco based health startup accelerator, will be opening up a Boston branch this Summer. The program is already accepting applications. Reportedly several Boston based entrepreneurs are already signed up as mentors, including Jason Jacobs of RunKeeper, Ben Rubin of Zeo, Erika Pabo of […]
In anticipation of a “major overhaul to the user interface and content”, Orca Health has moved their popular patient education app series “temporarily” to the free section of the iTunes app store. While the details of the overhaul are still being kept under wraps, our friends at Orca tell us the apps will see a […]
Recently, physicians at the University of Chicago published a research letter in the Archives of Internal Medicine detailing their experience with the routine use of iPads by internal medicine residents during their regular duties. What they documented was that use of the mobile device was objectively associated with faster order entry after patient admission and the subjective assessment that it saves up to one hour per day for each resident.
EchoMedical has partnered with Protek Medical devices to bring to market a disposable sterile iPad sleeve for use in the operating room. iMedicalApps was able to get a first-run production unit for quick test. Read below to see my first impressions as well as what we found about processes used to ensure sterility of the […]
The abstract submission deadline for the September 2012 Medicine 2.0 congress in 2012 has been extended by one week to March 14 to allow researchers additional time for those who had technical issues with the submission process. The response thus far has been tremendous with over 300 abstracts submitted for peer review, already double the […]
Inteview with Paul Sonnier, past VP at the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance, mentor at Blueprint Health, involved with Needl, an innovative pharma & device marketplace
By Perry Payne, MD & Felasfa Wodajo MD iMedicalApps and the 2012 Medicine 2.0 congress are announcing the iMedicalApps & Medicine 2.0 mHealth Research Award, to be presented at the September 2012 Medicine 2.0 Congress. Medicine 2.0 is the premier conference for health, medicine and biomedical researchers and clinicians on social media, mobile apps, and […]
Announced today is a partnership in the works for some time: mHealth Summit will now be convened and managed by HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society). The mHealth Summit is easily the largest global meeting on mobile health and is unique in bringing together the perspectives of mHealth researchers and physicians along with the […]
iMedicalApps exclusive of the Endoscync wireless video transmitter that can send endoscopy images to an iPad for viewing
iMedicalApps has launched mHealth (iMedicalApps.com/mhealth), a page dedicated to the use of mobile technologies for direct patient care. This is where you can read about great research being done on the use of mobile technologies for health & wellness, the latest in wireless health devices and about innovative digital health startups. We will continue to […]
CodeHeart, a mobile application developed in conjunction with AT&T Business Solutions used to speed up the diagnosis of heart attacks
As was covered recently, Qualcomm’s 2net Platform looks poised to make a major impact on medical device connectivity and allow for the creation for new kinds of health applications and businesses. One great example which shows the power of allowing application developers to “outsource” end-to-end connectivity is the Macaw app. It aggregates data from multiple types […]