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How replacing a TV with a tablet in every patient room could improve patient care

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Instead of having televisions in patient rooms, we should have tablets. The tablets can be configured to play TV content, but only if the patient has completed a required set of learning activities.

Use of a virtual procedure app improves intubation success rate

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A team from Northwestern University developed an app, iLarynx, to help teach fiberoptic intubation skills

Organizing your contacts and business cards with mobile apps

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Some of the best options available across multiple mobile platforms for digitally storing and scanning business cards that you receive is discussed

Exclusive: Apple now asking app developers to provide sources of medical information

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Apple asking medical app developers to provide the source of medical information in apps

Misfit Shine Review: A Chic, Stylish Fitness Tracker?

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Review over the Misfit Shine fitness tracker and accompanying app for tracking physical activities

Plagiarism amongst Medical Reference Apps still an Issue

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Plagiarism is an all to frequent occurrence on the app store. Recently, three doctors stand accused of plagiarizing a popular textbook and face charges that may lead to losing their medical licenses.

A review of the current state of radiology medical apps

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Radiology smartphone apps hold promise for improvements in medical care and education. Several challenges remain for future development.

How doctors can use a spaced repetition app to help remember medical content

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Anki is an app that uses spaced repetition and flash cards to help you learn

SherlockMD makes mobile data capture a reality for your research study

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SherlockMD offers a self-directed process where investigators can design their study online, collect data on an iOS device and retrieve the dataset at will

How to disinfect your iPad for clinical use with an evidence based medical app

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How to disinfect your iPad for clinical use with an evidence based medical app

Siemens Hearing App Screens for Need for Professional Hearing Assessment

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Siemens Hearing Test is a simple, quick app that provides screening for the need for further hearing assessment.

10 Notable medical apps released this past week

The following are 10 notable medical apps that were released this past week. 1. PocketSim Quick Points: – A free ECG learning application that helps you identify arrhythmias – It’s free right now, so definitely worth a download Cost: Free Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocketsim/id688419223?mt=8 2. Stroke: Patient Quick Points: – App claims to be created by a team of stroke specialists. – Could potentially be useful for patients who suffered stroke or are at higher risk, and their families. Cost: Free