Changing health behaviors to scientifically recommended actions has the potential to prevent 80% of all chronic illnesses. Not only are healthy behaviors the key to preventing chronic disease, but they are also the mainstay for treating chronic illness. Yet, one of the greatest challenges clinicians face is successfully facilitating health behavior change among their patients. Experts in behavior modification and lifestyle medicine are calling for innovative and tailored approaches to assist clinicians.
Review of the Android App Absite Quiz, Absite Prep for Surgical Residents
The iMedicalApps #mHealth chat is back on tonight on Twitter at 9pm ET! We are excited to chat with everyone again. Tonight we will discuss the use of mobile apps and websites for personal health, what makes them effective, what works and what doesn’t to maximize user engagement. We hope you will join us tonight […]
Because medical devices commonly use standard PC’s running mainstream operating systems they are often at risk to security vulnerabilities and require frequent updates of the software. Wireless connections pose a similar threat by exposing medical devices to potential malware and researchers have conducted a study that indicates the US may not be doing an adequate job of tracking these vulnerabilities and risks.
Cognitive radio technology developed by Radio Technology Systems called CogRadio could be the device that ushers in a new area of wireless infrastructure.
BRCAmanager calculates breast cancer risk, gives instructions on self-breast exam and offers the opportunity to engage with other users in a community.
NYC digital health accelerator Blueprint Health has announced its second class of startups.
App developed by ec-Europe and reviewed by Danielle Jones goes above and beyond in the realm of pediatric patient and parent education. Detailed and visual explanations, simple layout and navigation, easy to use email feature and simple switch to Spanish make this app a must-have for anyone working in pediatric medicine.
Review of RemindMe for utilization as a medication reminder.
An iPad app specific to educating patients using visual explanations of various areas of obstetrics and gynecology. It includes a wide array of images and functionality for clinical educators and physicians.
Asthmapolis earns FDA 510k approval for its Spiroscout asthma symptom tracking device in little more than one month.
An app review of Glucose Buddy as a tool to help record blood glucose levels and communicate results with a caregiver.