In anticipation of a “major overhaul to the user interface and content”, Orca Health has moved their popular patient education app series “temporarily” to the free section of the iTunes app store. While the details of the overhaul are still being kept under wraps, our friends at Orca tell us the apps will see a […]
The DHHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) announces the Now Trending Challenge for public health data mining on twitter.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has established the Healthcare Delivery Institute (HDI) with a plan to bring together engineering, science, and business to help solve the problem of delivering high quality healthcare for an aging population. It has approximately $4 million in current funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Veteran Administration’s New England Healthcare […]
By: Pascal Pfiffner [Pascal Pfiffner, MD, PhD is an post-doctoral informatics fellow at Boston Childrens Intelligent Health Lab and the lead programmer of MedCalc, a medical calculator for iOS. He recently attended a fascinating meeting of the MIT Enterprise Forum on NFC Healthcare Technologies in Cambridge and submitted this report.] Whenever a new technology emerges, […]
Surgical Logbook is a basic logbook which comes with some robust features such as statistics and export. The overall design and user interface is highly commended and the app is easy to use. There is no information given regarding the security of the logbook which is an important consideration before storing sensitive patient data.
Review of CHF Trials for iPhone and iPad, an app that demonstrates the potential of reference apps to bring difficult-to-access knowledge to the bedside.
Recently, physicians at the University of Chicago published a research letter in the Archives of Internal Medicine detailing their experience with the routine use of iPads by internal medicine residents during their regular duties. What they documented was that use of the mobile device was objectively associated with faster order entry after patient admission and the subjective assessment that it saves up to one hour per day for each resident.
Recently, Northern Devon Healthcare Trust adopted a policy and a platform that allowed non-technical employees to design their own mobile apps. The software is from British software provider NDL. The company’s awiMX toolkit is designed to allow non-technical staff to create mobile applications using a drag-and-drop interface.
by: Perry W. Payne, Jr., MD/JD/MPP The US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) recently announced a new challenge called: “Now Trending: #Health in My Community, Following Disease Trends 140 characters at a time.” The “Now Trending” Challenge was created by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in response […]
Dr. Michael Parker created an interactive iPad resource that lets PH patients, as well as their families and friends explore and understand Pulmonary Hypertension, using the iBook author tool.
Dr. Hebert discusses the process he went through bringing call to balloon time down to 23 minutes by transmitting ECGs during emergency transport
Review of DrugDoses by Danielle Jones examining the pros, cons and clinical utility of this app developed based on a time-revered Australian pediatric reference book.