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.
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.
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.
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.
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