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.
The new Citrix receiver offers Health IT managers enterprise virtualization right from the Blackberry Playbook.
We share the details of our tour through Epocrates EHR, the latest addition to a crowded field. We were impressed and look forward to seeing the additions to come.
Telemedicine services in 6 Mid-Atlantic states and Washington D.C. received a boost recently, thanks to a $1 million grant given to the University of Virginia Center for Telehealth.
A study describes a smartphone based alert system to help alert volunteers to nearby cardiac arrests, speeding initiation of CPR and defibrillation when seconds count.
It has recently been announced to students at Manchester Medical School that the students currently in year 4 (out of 5) will be offered Apple iPad 2s in order to assist with their studies. This is a big moment for UK medical schools who will look to this trial as an example for themselves.
HHS proposed new rules mandate that patients have the right to gain access to test results and reports directly from labs in a HIPPA compliant manner.