Details of highly successful U Chicago hospital iPad program revealed

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.

Nurses create mobile apps using drag and drop interface

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.

Now trending: A new government health app competition

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 […]

Gait analysis accuracy: Android app comparable to standard accelerometer methodology

mHealth Research Digest with Tim Bredrup Smartphones are becoming more ubiquitous and many have a built in tri-axial accelerometer, a sensor that measures change in speed in multiple directions. These smartphone accelerometers can be used to assess gait patterns, or walking patterns, an important evaluation in many neurologic or musculoskeletal disorders. However, the reliability and […]