The best of iMedicalApps – the digital textbook, prescription apps, and more

Greetings valued readers! This is the second installment of our bi-monthly summaries of our favorite posts (difficult to choose) as well as the posts we feel were best received by you, our readers. Our increase in the amount of information that we give to you means that you may not always have time to read everything we post in a given month. We are proud to be able to provide you quality app reviews and the latest mHealth news, so without further delay, here are our second round of favorite posts for February:

Geisinger Health finds home patient monitoring reduces readmissions

Geisinger Health Plan (GHP), using interactive voice response (IVR) and other innovative telemonitoring technology and solutions provided by AMC Health, has demonstrated a 44% reduction in 30-day readmissions compared to a control group, and increased case manager efficiency in monitoring patients transitioning from hospital to home.

Top anatomy app ‘Visible Body’ released in Mac App Store

Visible Body have developed a range of cutting edge 3D anatomical models. They have released popular versions of their anatomical software previously reviewed for both iPhone and iPad which have both been incredibly successful. They have now brought this popular series to the Mac App Store which is exciting news for physicians, medical educators and medical students everywhere.

Survey analyzes barriers to telemedicine in acute care settings

mHealth Research Digest with Tim Bredrup In an attempt to understand the barriers and motivational factors of telemedicine in acute care units, C3O Medical Group (Ojai, California) recently conducted a survey of emergency and critical care remote presence telemedicine users to find out what motivates and also impedes the use of robotic telemedicine (RTM) programs.

Sensei announced winner of $100K CardioEngagement Challenge at HIMSS

Sensei (@senseiinc) was announced the winner of the $100K Novartis CardioEngagement Challenge. Sensei’s mobile application suite is described on the challenge website as a fully featured health and wellness program. Using the mobile phone as a tracking system and educator, Sensei offers a holistic approach, integrating modules for healthy eating, fitness, weight management, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, […]