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.
A new study shows that a video game called Re-Mission may positively influence cancer patientsÕ motivation and ability to learn about their disease.
Welltech Funding launches as the first startup incubator focused exclusively on health and wellness startups.
This app is a very specific calculator that helps guide you through the SLIC classification system and apply it to your own patients. SLIC is an acronym that stands for Sub axial-axial Cervical Spine Injury Classification System.
Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) brought together federal senior leadership in October 2011 to look at the iEHR architectural roadmap that was released last spring, and now they are examining, “How to achieve success across domain data sharing and the iEHR while working towards clinically relevant, technically feasible, and financially viable innovations.”
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 […]