mHealth

Integration of mobile devices increase medication verification by pharmacists

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A recent study by Ray and colleagues investigated whether the integration of mobile devices into medical rounds decreased the time to verification of medication orders versus traditional use of stationary computer terminals.

A new wristband measures hand washing compliance by healthcare providers

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An RFID-reading, motion-sensing wristband called Hygiene Helper, buzzes to tell healthcare workers if they are washing their hands properly or not.

Identifying medication side effects through the power of internet searches

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A recent study utilized search queries to determine the relationship of drug interactions between paroxetine and pravastatin. This type of inquiry could be expanded with current FDA monitoring of drug interactions and adverse effects.

CDC invites Plague Inc. app developer to talk about his games impact on public health

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The developer of Plague Inc. has been invited by the CDC to speak on his games applicability to building awareness of disease to the public.

The iPhone is now a handy tool for detecting and diagnosing parasites

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Visiting doctors to Tanzania recently created an effective and cheap method of diagnosing parasites in children. The device they hobbled together costs around $8 to assemble and uses commonly found items.

Era of mobile health tracking definitively arrives, Samsung Galaxy S4 & accessories focuses on mHealth

The Galaxy S3 is the most popular Android smartphone on the planet. Their followup to the S3, appropriately dubbed the S4, was announced yesterday. Although the form factor has largely stayed the same, there are significant upgrades to the phone’s overall specs. In addition to the announcement of the phone — Samsung also announced three key health device accessories that will launch with their feature phone. We won’t get into the nitty gritty of the S4′s processor and some of […]

The movement to start evaluating blogging and tweets on par with academic publications

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In a recent publication in Nature, Heather Piwowar layed out the possible idea of valuing research outside of ‘publications’ but also including ‘products.’ However, what do these products include?

MYO allows precise control of devices with hand gestures, and could be used in the operating theatre

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MYO is an armband that lets you control your computer and other devices with the gestures of your hand via Bluetooth.

NFL will be using iPads on the sideline to assess concussions

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The NFL has provided iPads to all of the teams with an app designed to improve the detection of concussions on the side lines.

Interview with developer of PainSquad, gamification app for kids with cancer

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Interview with Jennifer Stinson on PainSquad, an interactive pain journal integrating gamification.

SoloHealth Stations bring self-tracking to the supermarket

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You may have noticed that SoloHealth Stations are popping up in stores all over the country. These free interactive tools allow users to go through a few simple screening tests and answer a few health related questions to get a general health assessment.

New tablet app technology has potential to quantitatively measure neuromuscular defects

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A tablet application designed to quantitatively evaluate neuromuscular function is being developed. The Wyss Institute at Harvard and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have collaborated. They are developing the application in which the patient uses a stylus to trace a specific pattern on the screen.