For those of you who didn’t catch Dr. Felasfa Wodajo’s previous review, the Clinical Orthopedic Exam (CORE) app is a multimedia source of over 250 different musculoskeletal physical exam maneuvers. It is indexed by body area in picture and text format, is comprehensive and very well referenced. It’s certainly not your average app.
There is no single organization worthy of mention in the same breath with San Diego-based West Wireless Health Institute when discussing the contribution of non-profit groups to the mHealth movement. Founded by billionaire entrepreneurs Gary and Mary West, and guided by a blue chip laden executive team with all of the elements required to both […]
Don Casey has announced his resignation as CEO of the West Wireless Health Center after two years leading the San Diego non-profit founded by billionaire entrepreneurs Gary and Mary West. Casey is leaving to join an unnamed company to continue the fight against the rising costs of health care as a member of the business […]
March is here, and that means nicer weather along with March Madness! Because we know you have busy lives (along with a lot of basketball to watch) we have condensed for you our top, favorite posts of March thus far. For this installment, we discuss everything from the new iPad to ways you can take an idea for a healthcare app and turn it into a reality. We also look at ways social media is influencing various aspects of patient care.
Continua Health Alliance, an organization working towards establishing industry standards for personal health devices, recently announced two new certifications for mobile health technologies. Vignet, Inc., a Continua member company, was certified by Continua for its iPhone Mobile Manager.
almostadoctor is a great free resource for medical students and junior doctors who want a handy app. The quality of the content is good although care should be taken as there is not a specific evidence base. Overall this app is a useful resource and a worthwhile addition to medical students iPhone’s
U.S. Preventive Medicine recently announced a new strategic development collaboration with Qualcomm Life Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, for functionality enhancements to Macaw, the company’s mobile health & fitness app, as well as for accelerated integration with other wireless devices, monitors and sensors that are part of Qualcomm Life’s 2net Platform and wireless health ecosystem.
Ginger.io (@ginger.io) was selected as one of three grand prize winners at the SXSW Startup Accelerator in Austin, TX this week.
Commentary on how mobile technology is powerful and helping to transform healthcare, improving patient care, and helping to deal with a shortage of physicians
Calculate by QxMD carries the same level of finesse and finish as its impressive partner apps. The switch to Android has not had any negative effects. This is an impressive medical calculator app which, with a free price tag, should appeal to all healthcare professionals who use an android phone.
Vodafone has announced it will be partnering with Boston Scientific to develop a remote patient monitoring system.
Anyone contemplating how to create their own app already has a vision of what that app will look like and how it will work in their own head. By teaching yourself design principles—both visual and interaction—you will be better equipped to flesh out your app idea and maximize its appeal. You will avoid making clumsy mistakes that go against typical design conventions and, with a little creativity, generate your own conventions for others to shamelessly steal. Teaching yourself to code actually works against this because you begin to think about and conceptualize your app based on your limited coding skill set. Instead of thinking about your project from a user perspective, you begin thinking about the guts inside it and how the nuts and bolts will fit together to make a working product.