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Study shows Apple’s iOS medical apps have more medical professional involvement than Google apps

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This post reviews a study of external validity measures for cardiothoracic surgery-related apps

Smartwatches and the battle for your health

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With the release of the Samsung Galaxy Gear and the upcoming Fitbit Force, the smartwatch war for your health has begun.

Carter Center study highlights efficiency gains using Android tablet for public health

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Researchers from the Carter Center evaluate the use of Android tablet & app for a surveillance program in Ethiopia. In comparison to a traditional paper-based program they found significant efficiency gains and potential for major cost savings.

Medication Adherence apps are all the buzz, but are they worth it?

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While there are plenty of medication adherence apps on the market, the issue of addressing the multiple forms of nonadherence are complicated. Developers need to address the multiple causes of nonadherence and work with clinicians and patients in developing apps to suit their needs for sustainable outcomes.

Body Computing Conference 2013: Tastemade Combines YouTube and Healthy Eating for Diabetes

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Tastemade co-founder Joe Perez introduced a collaboration between his cooking-based YouTube network and USC’s Center for Body Computing.

Body Computing Conference 2013: Dermtap Harnesses Photo Sharing for Dermatology and Digital Doctoring

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Dermtap is a fully HIPAA-compliant mobile app for secure and safe image storing and sharing.

The clinicians’ guide to FDA regulations on mobile medical apps

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iMedicalApps’ breaks down the recent final guidance from the FDA on how it intends to regulate mobile medical apps.

The future of wearable sensors in healthcare

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Three panel sessions at the Body Computing Conference were focused on Wearable Sensors, and brought together the thought leaders in the exploding mHealth segment.

Body Computing Conference 2013: AliveCor Heart Monitor now available for Android

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The FDA-approved AliveCor Heart Monitor ECG for smartphones is now available for Android devices in addition to current compatibility with iOS phones.

Body Computing Conference 2013: BioGram App combines vitals with Instagram

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The 7th Annual Body Computing Conference kicked off this past Friday with a live demonstration of BioGram, a mobile phone app that imprints vitality statistics onto Instagram photos.

Study shows iPhones can be transformed into mobile endoscopic viewing system with cost benefit

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Study shows iPhones can be transformed into mobile endoscopic viewing system at substantial cost benefit

Government Shutdown Impacts Medical Research and Online Resources

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Well, the US Government shutdown is upon us, and has caused quite a stir in the news. Aside from the political mess currently ongoing, the shutdown has closed down some popular tourist destinations and furloughed multiple Federal workers. However, does the shutdown impact the medical field or ongoing research? Tentatively, at this current time it appears so, with a longer shutdown more likely to cause visible consternation in the medical field.