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Review of the LaunchPort Wireless Charging Sleeve for iPad, applications in healthcare

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LaunchPort’s Wireless Charging System for the iPad has great potential for the professional setting, but might be crippled by high costs and thickness

Study demonstrates many Social Media videos can lead to medical misinformation

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Youtube has many educational videos for patients on multiple disease states. However, a recent study looking at the cases of videos relating to anorexia, may lead to medical misinformation being spread.

Study shows high Yelp rating correlates with better Hospital outcomes

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mHealth Journal Club Article: The relationship between commercial website ratings and traditional hospital performance measures in the USA Authors: Naomi Bardach, Renee Asteria-Penaloza, W John Boscardin, R Adams Dudley Journal: BMJ Quality and Safety Date Published: November 23, 2012 Citation: Bardach NS, Asteria-peñaloza R, Boscardin WJ, Adams dudley R. The relationship between commercial website ratings and traditional hospital performance measures in the USA. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012. Introduction: The rise of social media has allowed users to have a greater […]

Apple launches dedicated ‘Apps for Healthcare Professionals’ collection

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Apple launches dedicated ‘Apps for Healthcare Professionals’ collection

Tweetchat on barriers to adoption of mobile devices

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On Wednesday, iMedicalApps held a tweet chat on barriers to adoption of mobile devices in practice. Some key points from the chat were: Workplace barriers may exist in forms of coworkers or patients from adoption The need for more education on usage of devices for both students and current practitioners Development from industry to encourage adoption along with incentives Read the archive here Any thoughts on how to improve adoption or overcome barriers?

Students with iPads do better on USMLE, UC Irvine iMedEd initiative wins Apple educational award

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iMedicalApps has previously reported on the growth of mobile tablet technology in medical schools such as UC Irvine. It seems this has not gone unnoticed by Apple who awarded UC Irvine a Apple Distinguished Program for their innovative medical education program based on iPad tablet computing. According to Apple,  The Apple Distinguished Program designation is reserved for programs that integrate Apple technology into education and meet criteria for visionary leadership, innovative learning and teaching, ongoing professional learning, compelling evidence of success, and […]

Hands on with HANDI, a mobile solution towards streamlining vaccinations

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This video review introduces CounterMind’s HANDI that was used in conjunction with the Denver Public Health for vaccinations.

5 Questions with Lexicomp, a clinically objective drug reference suite

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5 question interview with Lexicomp on their mobile app suite and developments they are undergoing.

In current form, iBooks will not be readily adopted in Medicine

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Interactive iBooks could be a game changer in high education, but only if they become accessible for more devices.

iMedicalApps announcing inaugural medical app prize competition [Call For Submissions]

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iMedicalApps is pleased to announce that we are going to be launching our very own annual design awards for medical apps. The reason for this is we want to reward developers for the hard work that they have put in to making their medical apps. Furthermore, we want to highlight apps which we feel are particularly special as well as give our readers the opportunity to vote for their favourite app. There will be awards for four categories: 1) Most […]

The evidence behind mHealth gamification

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The application of gamification for patient health may have huge implications in the future. However, how can this be applied and what objectives should be met?

California releases guidelines for mobile app privacy, mHealth potential target

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California recently released guidelines on privacy within mobile apps for consumer protection.