New free iBook demonstrates power of iPad as a medical education learning platform

Here at iMedicalApps, we are strong believers that mobile technology can make a significant, measurable, positive impact on medical education. From the enhanced visuals for anatomy, to medical journals, to the proliferation of interactive textbooks such as those offered by Inkling and more recently, the iBook. One of the first medical iBooks was prominently featured […]

FCC to allocate spectrum for wireless medical sensors, could open up a large new market

In 2010, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) issued its first national broadband plan, which included a proposal for a “medical body area network” (MBAN). Specific frequencies would be assigned for medical wireless monitoring. In May, 2012, FCC issued proposed rules for these MBAN systems, providing a platform for wirelessly networking patient sensors. After initially raising concerns about radio interference, the Aerospace and Flight Test Radio Coordinating Counsel (AFTRCC) appears now to be collaborating with health institutions to allow spectrum allocation for MBANs, an important and positive development.

New developer challenge announced for ophthalmology imaging & patient records

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced the Ocular Imaging Developer Contest, a new Investing in Innovation Initiative (i2) developer challenge, focused on ending the fragmentation of ophthalmological imaging and patient record-keeping technologies. Ophthalmology specialists use a variety of measurement and imaging devices during exams to produce data and images in […]

The Art of Apps: Design Features That Make E-Health Interventions Effective

Making user-friendly products is no easy task, but it is worth the investment as multiple examples from various industries have demonstrated. In an effort to better understand what design or user-friendly features make some e-health interventions more effective than others, researchers in theUnited Kingdom recently conducted a review of existing articles with effective e-health interventions. […]

GP Notebook brought to iPhone is a commendable app for primary care

Anyone familiar with the web version of GP Notebook and finds it useful should be encouraged to purchase this app. The overall feel and use of the app is impressive and the ability to access the wealth of content online/offline is a major plus point. Whilst this app mainly appeals to general practitioners, the information contained within is widely applicable to anyone involved in community healthcare.

Simplee raises $6 million to extend its health care expense management platform

Simplee, a Palo Alto-based medical billing management and payment portal that could be equated to the for health care, has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by The Social+Capital Partnership and includes prior investors Greylock Partners Israel. Simplee has managed nearly half a billion dollars in medical expenses for members across thousands […]