iPhone app manages dangerous interactions between chemotherapy and alternative medications

mHealth Research Digest by Tim Bredrup Cancer patients who combine complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) with conventional chemotherapy treatments are at risk of developing anticancer drug-CAM interactions (DCIs), which can lead to negative therapeutic outcomes. In efforts to help manage this circumstance, pharmacists in the UK and Singapore teamed up to develop an iPhone application, […]

SXSW Hackathon challenges developers to create a great mobile health app in 24 hours

Today, March 9th, is a big day for certain participants in this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) located in Austin, Texas. Health 2.0 and AT&T have teamed up to host SXSW’s official Mobile App Hackathon. While the title may be a bit misleading, the goal of this contest is to challenge developers, UI/UX designers and researchers to build mobile health applications–all within a period of 24 hours. The contest is being held in the Austin Convention Center.

Configurator app allows hospitals and libraries to mass manage Apple devices

One of the smaller announcements from yesterdays Apple announcement was the introduction of Configurator. This Mac App essentially allows IT professionals within your hospital, library or other institution to remotely manage and configure a large collection of devices. It is perfect for the hospital or education environment where devices need to be quickly refreshed and kept […]

Nuance Healthcare announces winners of Mobile Clinician Voice Challenge

Nuance Healthcare (@NUAN_Healthcare) announced SparrowEDIS, developed by Montrue Technologies, as the grand prize winner of their 2012 Mobile Clinician Voice Challenge at HIMSS. SparrowEDIS is an emergency department information system for the iPad that allows doctors and nurses to dictate the clinical narrative at the point-of-care through Nuance Healthcare-powered voice recognition technology. With the added […]

Researchers study the feasibility of mobile robotic telemedicine in the NICU

mHealth Research Digest with Tim Bredrup Telemedicine has been used in a wide array of clinical applications to help eliminate geographic barriers and improve access to services that would often not be otherwise consistently available. To see if this technology is feasible for use in the field of neonatal medicine, neonatologists at the Children’s Hospital […]

Five reasons the new Apple iPad will help physicians

Apple held a media event in San Francisco today where they introduced the new iPad. The new iPad is set to be released in a number of countries on March 16th and brings a number of updates which will signifcantly appeal to the medical community.

A biomedical challenge for undergraduates: the DEBUT Challenge by NIH

By Perry Payne, Jr., MD/JD/MPP The National Institutes of Health National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NBIB) has announced the DEsign by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams Challenge (DEBUT Challenge). This Challenge is one of the few government technology challenges that focus on undergraduate innovators. With the DEBUTChallenge, NBIB is seeking to “improve health by leading […]

Robotic medical nanodevices controlled by wireless technology

Recently, a Stanford engineer, Ada Poon, lead a project which has created tiny robotic medical devices that are powered by wireless technology. According to Stanford University, the implantable machines are small enough to easily move through veins. These injectable nanobots can carry out medical tasks, gather diagnostics and even deliver drugs into the bloodstream.

SAFE CARE program promotes patient safety via smart phone videos accessed by QR codes

In celebration of Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 4-10, a unique patient safety education program will be released by The Joint Commission. It will provide patients and their families with instant access to current patient safety videos at their bedside and while receiving care. The 2012 SAFE CARE Patient Safety Education Program is a free offering developed to assist health care organizations in educating patients to help prevent medical errors.