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Leveraging mobile apps to keep up with massive amounts of medical literature

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New mobile apps offer a relatively new way of keeping up with the medical literature, however, new possibilities may arise to enhance the speed and access to key articles pertinent to clinical practice.

Why you can’t use Google Glass when you’re talking to a patient

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Why there is a misconception about how Glass can be used with patients.

Survey shows breakdown of how med students, residents, and physician faculty are using mobile devices

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A recent survey by researchers from McGill Universities shares insights from over 1,000 respondents on how healthcare professionals use mobile devices to find medical information.

Should Mobile Medical Apps be ‘regulated’ by individual hospitals

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An editorial opinion on whether Medical Apps should be ‘regulated’ by individual hospitals

ThaliMe is a health app that excites me as a patient and health care professional

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It is not often that I come across an app that I feel can impact me or my family directly, but companies are now reaching out to engage patient communities through mobile technology that I think will affect everyone one day.

Patients would share their data with Insurers for rewards

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A recent survey of 2,000 adults by the Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll found that many patients would share their personal data with insurers for rewards. This includes data regarding their lifestyles and medical tests (e.g. blood pressure, genetic tests) they undergo. In recognition for their endeavors for better personal health management, they would want lower premiums or potential rewards. While many insurers have been exploring the use of programs and identification of mobile applications to help their members live better lives, […]

iMedicalApps is looking to add iOS and Android Editors

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iMedicalApps is looking to add to their editorial staff

WebMD announces expansion of Patient Instruction feature

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WebMD recently announced at the 2013 mHealth Summit that it will be expanding the beta program for its Patient Instruction feature.

GymPact rebrands as Pact, adding nutrition goals with MyFitnessPal partnership

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On their 2 year anniversary, GymPact expanded their offerings for earning money with health living by introducing two new pacts focused on healthy eating.

As mental health apps proliferate, recent study finds evidence base lacking

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A recent study shows a lack of literature for apps designed to help patients with mental health issues.

IMS Health app store to enable cross-platform app prescriptions and usage tracking

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A new app store was recently launched at HIMSS’s mHealth Summit 2013 by IMS Health. The app store will not only let physicians and healthcare providers prescribe apps for their patients, but also send the app directly to their patients via secure email and SMS text.

PubMed app release results in tremendous gains in traffic

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A recent report in mobihealthnews shows that the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) PubMed website realized a huge surge in inquiries after releasing their PubMed for Handhelds (PubMed4Hh) app.