With the launch of the West Health Policy Center, Gary and Mary West have added another front in their philanthropic assault on the institutional inefficiencies of the health care system. This time they are establishing a presence in Washington DC focused on enticing the most talented post-doctoral research fellows to compete for one of five […]
Fifty people are being sent home with an Android phone and equipment to check their blood pressure, weight, heart activity and oxygen levels.
Options for the public to view the notes taken of them from their doctor during an office visit are examined
Podmedics is a superb resource for medical students and junior doctors alike. The wide selection of topics, appropriate level of content and variation in length means the podcasts can be used for a quick reminder or a more detailed discussion of a particular topic.
There are few, if any, large corporations that use mobile technology to engage their customers as effectively as Louisville, KY-based health insurer Humana. The company’s Games 4 Health program is among the most innovative mobile health programs anywhere and the projects like B-Cycle are revolutionizing bike sharing and incentivizing healthy lifestyles. I recently had a […]
mHealth Research Daily with Tim Bredrup Today, approximately 50% of U.S. adults do not meet the recommended levels of physical activity, particularly women and minorities. Although mobile technologies are promising tools for delivering physical activity interventions, it’s necessary to understand how to effectively apply them in efforts to increase and maintain physical activity in physically […]
CareWire uses automated patient text messaging to increase billable appointmentyield, visualize patient satisfaction in near-real-time and improve provider performance.
A recent article published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research focused on the development of better standards for reporting randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that use web-based or mobile health interventions.
Nike unveiled the Nike+ Fuelband which can distinguish between different types of physical activity to assign users a daily “fuel” score.
Mobilizing for Health® is the McKesson Foundation’s grant initiative that provides funding for research on mobile phone-based interventions for low-income patients with chronic diseases. Specifically, their interest lies in research proposals that seek to evaluate mHealth applications, with priority given to researchers studying the use of mobile in cancer management. The research studies funded by these […]
A short discussion and analysis of the relevant factors when considering what size and version iPad to purchase if you are a medical professional. Factors considered include hardware, software, price, connectivity and available storage.
Visible Body for iPhone is just as impressive as the iPad version. The level of anatomical detail is very high and nothing major has been lost in the transition to the smaller device. At $9.99, Visible Body is a steal when compared to other decent anatomy apps available for the iPhone. Visible Body has many uses from patient education, to medical students and medical educators. Hands down one of, if not the best, anatomy app available for the iPhone.