Commentary

Apple’s focus on a “Healthbook” app could improve public health, force doctors to adopt mobile

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How Apple’s potential Healthbook app could be a game changer for physicians.

Leveraging mobile apps to keep up with massive amounts of medical literature

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New mobile apps offer a relatively new way of keeping up with the medical literature, however, new possibilities may arise to enhance the speed and access to key articles pertinent to clinical practice.

Smartphones are Revolutionizing Pill Identification

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Smartphones offer a novel way to identify medications via their built in camera, outpacing traditional methods relying on user input of pill characteristics.

Why you can’t use Google Glass when you’re talking to a patient

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Why there is a misconception about how Glass can be used with patients.

Basis B1 Band review, a wearable sensor that tracks many metrics, but not for everyone

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Review of the Basis B1 Band, which is an outstanding activity tracker, and clearly one of the best on the market.

Survey shows breakdown of how med students, residents, and physician faculty are using mobile devices

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A recent survey by researchers from McGill Universities shares insights from over 1,000 respondents on how healthcare professionals use mobile devices to find medical information.

Should Mobile Medical Apps be ‘regulated’ by individual hospitals

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An editorial opinion on whether Medical Apps should be ‘regulated’ by individual hospitals

ThaliMe is a health app that excites me as a patient and health care professional

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It is not often that I come across an app that I feel can impact me or my family directly, but companies are now reaching out to engage patient communities through mobile technology that I think will affect everyone one day.

Happtique’s recent setback shows that health app certification is a flawed proposition

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Happtique recently announced the suspension of their App Certification Program after health IT expert Harold Smith, CEO of Monkton Health, disclosed several security flaws in apps he had randomly selected for evaluation from Happtique’s first round of “certified” apps. Coming nearly two years after they announced their intention to create a certification program for health apps, these findings were an embarrassing setback for a program that was intended to help patients and clinicians feel confident about their app selections. More […]

The best medical apps for your new iPhone

With the holiday season just passing, many received new iPhones — this is the definitive guide for medical professionals on medical apps to download.

Patients would share their data with Insurers for rewards

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A recent survey of 2,000 adults by the Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll found that many patients would share their personal data with insurers for rewards. This includes data regarding their lifestyles and medical tests (e.g. blood pressure, genetic tests) they undergo. In recognition for their endeavors for better personal health management, they would want lower premiums or potential rewards. While many insurers have been exploring the use of programs and identification of mobile applications to help their members live better lives, […]

iMedicalApps is looking to add iOS and Android Editors

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iMedicalApps is looking to add to their editorial staff