Apple’s FaceTime is fully encrypted and HIPAA Compliant with WPA2 Enterprise security setting. This has several implications for its use in healthcare and the promotion of telemedicine.
Arogya World, and Nokia announced plans to use mobile phones in rural and urban India in a major diabetes prevention mobile health initiative.
The app compiles a comprehensive list of musculoskeletal exams and injection/aspiration techniques targeted at primary care physicians
Aadhaar, India’s Unique Identification Project, is a biometric project with a goal of issuing IDs linked to the fingerprints and iris scans of every person in India. Its implications are broad, even to healthcare.
ModalityBODY Thieme Atlas of Anatomy App, an interactive app for medical students and physicians, is a great resource but it comes at a hefty cost.
A simple kit developed by Oxford University and the University of Cape Town turns a low cost mobile phone, not a smartphone, into an advanced stethoscope.
Bernard Klocman and his company envision a day in the near future when all patients admitted to the hospital will receive an inexpensive, essentially disposable, wrist-worn life monitor instead of the traditional hospital bracelets.
Miniatlas Colon Cancer aims to enhance communication with patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer and allows them to better understand the nature of their condition. Empowering patients with knowledge of their diagnosis, through a collaborative doctor patient relationship is essential when managing a patient with colorectal cancer. It can be very difficult dealing with a diagnosis of cancer and patients who understand their conditions are more likely to make decisions and deal with them effectively. Ultimately Miniatlas Colon Cancer facilitates a better doctor patient relationship, which has been shown to increase patient satisfaction and lead to better overall health outcomes.
Cellular providers have recently become aggressive in the promotional advancement of new technology initiatives which provide their subscribers access to a greater selection of connected medical devices.
It now seems that there is proof that students equipped with iPads perform better than their paper based peers.This is the conclusion reached by the ACU Connected mobile learning program at Abilene Christian University. This group has spent over three years collecting data related to the use of mobile technology amongst students and specifically, the advantages of student mobility with this new generation of devices.
If you are a BMA member and read the BMJ, then the BMJ app is well worth downloading. With an impressive interface and library management, this app sets a standard which other journals should attempt to follow.
HHS has a new task force, Text4Health, which has a goal of providing innovative recommendations to support health text messaging and mHealth programs.