Recognize and treat suspicious skin lesions with illustrated Dermoscopy App

by: Brian Chau, MS3 The clinical process of evaluating suspicious skin lesions is often taught in medical school through the ABCDE method. Student physicians are taught to evaluate said lesions based on Asymmetry, irregular Borders, multiple Colors, Diameters > 6mm, and Enlarging lesion. Dermoscopy is a non-invasive, clinical examination of skin lesions with the aid […]

Inkling’s iPad version of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine is impressive

Another excellent title from Inkling. One or two navigation issues do not take away from the fact this is the only iPad optimized version of this essential clinical reference text. Medical professionals who purchase this text will know they carry one of the most extensive medical resources in a highly accessible format on a device no larger than a notepad.

West Wireless launches health policy center in Washington DC

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 […]

How Humana became a leader in mobile engagement, interview with Julie Kling

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 […]

Proposed clinical trial for mobile phone app and pedometer to test effectiveness of physical intervention programs

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 […]