by: Perry W. Payne, Jr., MD/JD/MPP The US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recently announced a new challenge called: “Now Trending: #Health in My Community, Following Disease Trends 140 characters at a time.” The “Now Trending” Challenge was created by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in response […]
Dr. Michael Parker created an interactive iPad resource that lets PH patients, as well as their families and friends explore and understand Pulmonary Hypertension, using the iBook author tool.
Dr. Hebert discusses the process he went through bringing call to balloon time down to 23 minutes by transmitting ECGs during emergency transport
Review of DrugDoses by Danielle Jones examining the pros, cons and clinical utility of this app developed based on a time-revered Australian pediatric reference book.
A new study shows that a video game called Re-Mission may positively influence cancer patientsÕ motivation and ability to learn about their disease.
Welltech Funding launches as the first startup incubator focused exclusively on health and wellness startups.
This app is a very specific calculator that helps guide you through the SLIC classification system and apply it to your own patients. SLIC is an acronym that stands for Sub axial-axial Cervical Spine Injury Classification System.
Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) brought together federal senior leadership in October 2011 to look at the iEHR architectural roadmap that was released last spring, and now they are examining, “How to achieve success across domain data sharing and the iEHR while working towards clinically relevant, technically feasible, and financially viable innovations.”
mHealth Research Digest with Tim Bredrup Smartphones are becoming more ubiquitous and many have a built in tri-axial accelerometer, a sensor that measures change in speed in multiple directions. These smartphone accelerometers can be used to assess gait patterns, or walking patterns, an important evaluation in many neurologic or musculoskeletal disorders. However, the reliability and […]
Single Touch Systems Inc., a technology based mobile media solutions provider, recently announced that it has named ScriptRelief LLC, through its solution, RxRelief, as sponsor and joint marketing partner for its mobile healthcare and retail pharmacy channels.
A review of Qx Calculate, a diverse medical calculator for the iPhone, by Danielle Jones – discusses pros, cons and overall view of this app from a medical perspective.
A recent report by BCC Research outlines some interesting trends in the telemedicine and telehealth market. Telehealth, as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services, is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. While still an emerging market, with the advent of reliable and cheap video conferencing technologies the global telemedicine market grew from $9.8 billion in 2010 to $11.6 billion in 2011 and will almost triple to $27.3 billion in 2016.