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Researchers develop drug that sobers drunken mice

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Researchers have developed a drug that effectively decreases the blood alcohol level of intoxicated mice using nanotechnology.

Review of the LaunchPort Wireless Charging Sleeve for iPad, applications in healthcare

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LaunchPort’s Wireless Charging System for the iPad has great potential for the professional setting, but might be crippled by high costs and thickness

Study demonstrates many Social Media videos can lead to medical misinformation

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Youtube has many educational videos for patients on multiple disease states. However, a recent study looking at the cases of videos relating to anorexia, may lead to medical misinformation being spread.

#mHealth Tweechat on mobile devices education

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Get excited for another #mHealth chat on Twitter at 9pm ET on Wednesday! We will be discussing what education is needed for medical students on mobile devices. Many schools are currently implementing iPads as part of the curriculum, but to what extent does this education consist of? We hope you will join us on Wednesday night as we share ideas and learn from each other.

Healow integrates patient medical records from multiple EHR systems

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eClinicalWorks has created a new business called Healow (Health and Online Wellness). The $25 million investment is aimed to better connect patients, doctors, and medical data. They started with the Healow mobile app.

Study shows high Yelp rating correlates with better Hospital outcomes

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mHealth Journal Club Article: The relationship between commercial website ratings and traditional hospital performance measures in the USA Authors: Naomi Bardach, Renee Asteria-Penaloza, W John Boscardin, R Adams Dudley Journal: BMJ Quality and Safety Date Published: November 23, 2012 Citation: Bardach NS, Asteria-peñaloza R, Boscardin WJ, Adams dudley R. The relationship between commercial website ratings and traditional hospital performance measures in the USA. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012. Introduction: The rise of social media has allowed users to have a greater […]

High school freshman develops inexpensive tool for early pancreatic cancer detection by googling

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Jack Andraka has created a near perfect screening test for pancreatic cancer and non-invasive precursor lesions at 15 years old.

Microbiology Flashcards app for USMLE uses gamification for board prep

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The Microbiology Flashcards for USMLE app uses mini flashcards and gamification techniques that can be used by students to quickly study key words related to organisms and to quiz themselves after.

Announcing the second iMedicalApps Medicine 2.0 mHealth Research Award

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iMedicalApps and the 2013 Medicine 2.0 congress are announcing the second iMedicalApps & Medicine 2.0 mHealth Research Award, to be presented at the September 2013 conference.

SecuraFone Health app wirelessly monitors vitals anywhere and provides alerts in emergencies

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SecuraFone Health–an app presented at CES 2013–allows around the clock monitoring of vitals, body position, activity and includes tracking with GPS. There are no wires involved.

Tweetchat on barriers to adoption of mobile devices

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On Wednesday, iMedicalApps held a tweet chat on barriers to adoption of mobile devices in practice. Some key points from the chat were: Workplace barriers may exist in forms of coworkers or patients from adoption The need for more education on usage of devices for both students and current practitioners Development from industry to encourage adoption along with incentives Read the archive here Any thoughts on how to improve adoption or overcome barriers?

mHealth chat tonight; barriers to adoption of mobile devices in medical care

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Get excited for another #mHealth chat tonight on Twitter at 9pm ET! We will be discussing the barriers to utilization of mobile devices and applications in medical practice. As noted by Dr. Husain in his post “Getting in trouble for mobile medical learning,” there seems to be some barriers present in the use amongst students and healthcare professionals of mobile devices on a daily basis. Our topic will focus on what those barriers are, and if there are ways to […]