Dr. Joseph Kvedar talks about the power of “always on, always connected” health care #mHS11

Joseph Kvedar, MD, is the Founder and Director of the Center for Connected Health, which was established in 1995 by Partners HealthCare. Partners was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. The Center’s mission is to “develop new strategies to move health care from the hospital and doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients.” Dr. Kvedar will be speaking in the Super Sessions at the Summit on “Mobile Health in the Clinical Enterprise”.

Muscle & Bone Anatomy 3D is a great anatomy app for medical students

This app is an ideal introduction to gross anatomy for medical students at the beginning of their course. The basic level of detail is appropriate for first years and learning is complemented with media such as audio pronunciations and videos. The cheap price and impressive, attractive user interface mean that students looking for a basic introduction to anatomy need look no further. A fantastic app.

Skyscape’s version of Netter’s Atlas of Anatomy is an average Anatomy Atlas for iPad

Whilst Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy is expensive, it is a complete anatomy text with decent anatomical illustrations. The labeling system needs updating before it can be fully recommended as the app is difficult to use when a new page opens once a label has been selected. Similarly there are potentially a number of issues relating to the low resolution of images during magnification. Overall Skyscape’s version of Netter’s Atlas of Anatomy is a good anatomy atlas although it is not a stand out contender