Commentary

Recent studies of smoking cessation apps show health apps are falling short of their promise

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While a recent Cochrane review suggests that mobile health tools can significantly improve smoking cessation rates, a study evaluating currently available apps for smoking cessation suggests theres a long way to go to get there.

How Google Glass will save your life one day

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A realistic look at how Google Glass will transform medicine

The top 10 quick reference medical apps for iPhone released in 2013

A list of the top quick reference medical apps for the iPhone in 2013

Who is making your medical app?

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This is a post about conflict of interest and transparency issues surrounding medical app development

AliveCor adds expert review services for its Heart Monitor, but should you prescribe it?

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With AliveInsights, patients can get reports on their AliveCor Heart Monitor tracings. Is this something a physician should recommend?

Study shows iPhone can be used to accurately measure cervical range of movement (CROM)

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Study shows iPhone can be used to accurately measure cervical range of movement (CROM)

Popular Epocrates Bugs & Drugs App used by Physicians is flawed, should be removed from App Store

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Epocrates recently released Bugs + Drugs app aggregates sensitivities of pathogens in the community and then helps the user understand what treatments are viable. However, as seen in our review, there are significant flaws that preclude to its clinical use at this time.

Nearpod helps revolutionize medical education teaching using mobile devices

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Nearpod helps revolutionize medical education teaching using mobile devices

More medical journals should take advantage of Newsstand

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The number of medical journals available for the iPad has grown exponentially as more publishers recognize the potential benefits and utility of providing their content on multiple platforms. However to date, the number of journals that have opted to take advantage of features such as Apple’s Newsstand feature is remarkably low.

Study highlights accuracy of the iPhone for measuring lumbar lordosis

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The introduction of mobile devices with inbuilt accelerometers potentially offers a simple method of assessing lumbar lordosis.

Study shows residents appreciate limited smartphone use in certain clinical settings

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To evaluate resident attitudes to the smartphone policy implemented at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

Testing the Nexus 7 versus my iPad in the hospital setting

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After spending several months with the new Nexus 7, I have found it to be an improvement over the original and has replaced my iPad on daily activities. However, I still use my iPad for clinical duties due to the greater availability of medical apps.