Sonosite patent shows experimentation with iPad and ultrasound probes

Over a year ago, we covered the FDA approval of Mobisante’s MobiUS ultrasound, which paired an ultrasound probe with a Windows Toshiba smartphone (which we hope to see moving to Android soon!). A recent patent filing by Sonosite, an ultrasound device maker worth over $750bn, suggests they are moving towards using tablets like the iPad with future ultrasound probes.

Join us for our first #mHealth chat on Twitter!

iMedicalApps is pleased to announce our first #mHealth Tweet Chat, in which we will be discussing various issues related to the role of mobile health in patient care. You will have the chance to make connections, meet new people, and learn more about one of the most exciting topics in modern healthcare. With this Tweet […]

Study evaluates use of iPhone to help diagnose nasal fractures in the Emergency Department

A 2004 study by Karagama showed that about 80% of nasal trauma patients referred to ear-nose-throat (ENT) doctors did not show up or required no treatment. This results in unnecessary costs and wait times. In an effort to improve the efficiency of serving nasal bone injury patients, researchers in Ireland have studied the feasibility of using pictures taken with iPhones as a means of determining if patients need to see ENT doctors or not.

Telemedicine can help address unique health needs of Native American veterans

Although American Indians make up less than 2% of the US population, certain individuals of this extremely diverse ethnic group may be a significant target market for telemedicine interventions. Researchers from different universities recently published an article summarizing their experiences offering this group of Americans telemental health services for over a decade. The researchers summarized […]

Three free healthcare apps physicians should prescribe to their patients

Editors note: The following article was a guest post by iMedicalApps Editor-in-Chief Iltifat Husain that was featured on TechCrunch. The iMedicalApps team is in the midst of a new initiative to analyze and write on patient centric apps, and this article is a preview of whats to come.   The significant adoption of smartphones among […]