First interactive medical iPad iBook arrives in Apple’s bookstore, free to download

When Apple announced iBooks 2 and iBooks author, there was much excitement amongst the medical tech community about the possibility of physicians creating their own interactive textbooks. Last Friday saw the release of the first interactive medical textbook, created by Dr. Ed Wallitt, Founder of We recently reviewed PodMedics, a UK based site which […]

Demo day at Stanford’s start up accelerator features 4 new health tech companies

By Tim Bredrup Four new health technology companies covering areas from Big Data to telemedicine to therapeutics recently made their pitches to investors and media at the StartX demo day. StartX is Stanford University’s nonprofit student startup accelerator, operated independently from the university. Its fifth class of startups from the fall of 2011 includes four […]

“Go Viral to Improve Health” challenges collegiate teams to use health data creatively

by: Perry W. Payne, MD/JD/MPP The Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Engineering is sponsoring a Second Annual Health Data Collegiate Challenge. The theme is “Go Viral to Improve Health.” The competition offers $18,000 in total prize money to undergraduate or graduate students who work in interdisciplinary teams (engineering and health related fields) […]

IDS to unveil 5 new mobile apps at HIMSS 2012

By Tim Bredrup Integrated Document Solutions (IDS), a company delivering healthcare information and applications via cloud computing, recently announced that they will unveil their next generation of smartphone applications at the upcoming HIMSS 2012 conference (Booth 8910). The mobile apps focus on unifying worklists and improving accessibility. Providers can wirelessly authenticate verbal orders, dictate patient […]

Randomized control trial shows increased hand washing compliance with web based interventions

 mHealth Research Digest with Tim Bredrup Hand washing can help prevent the spread of respiratory infections such as influenza, but successfully encouraging individuals to wash their hands more frequently remains challenging. Web based interventions are one potential method of increasing frequency of this healthy habit.   Recently, a group of psychologists from Germany and the […]