Verizon’s Universal Indentify Service (UIS) for healthcare recently recieved an upgrade, allowing for secure access to EHRs and health information exchanges on smartphones running Apple OS, Android, Windows Mobile and Blackberry.
The SAP EMR app for iPhone strives to give a full 360-degree, unified view of a patient’s medical history, medications, X-rays, and vital signs.
Oxford Handbook of Emergencies in Primary Care is a useful handbook containing high levels of detail for those who are likely to encounter primary care emergencies such as GPs. However its spectrum of emergencies is limited and many will find that its high cost may deter some readers.
FutureNet released a digital dictation iPhone app to be used in conjunction with their cloud-based service for medical dictation and transcription.
Overall the introduction of electronic textbooks has been highly successful. The ability to carry around a mobile library on a pocket sized device is a fairly impressive technological achievement. In addition, the ability to have a well referenced handbook accessible and available at any time is very attractive. It will be interesting to see how this section of the textbook market grows as the number of smart devices increases. For this market to remain successful, publishers and developers alike are going to have to work hard to adapt their texts and marketing strategies to current economic conditions.
Connectyx Technologies announced that they are adding QR code functionality to their MedFlash Personal Health & Wellness Management (ePHM) service.
A review of an app containing a large collection of dermatologic images
Cook Medical selects the Socket CHS 7XiRx barcode scanner to use with iphones to monitor customer and field-based inventories of medical devices.
A review of the 5-Minute Clinical Consult medical app for BlackBerry phones.
The judges of the DCtoVC competition announced 11 finalists, out of 117 applicants, who will present in front of investor panels next month in Mountain View, CA.
Sensimed’s Triggerfish offers glaucoma specialists and their patients a solution for capturing fluctuations in intraocular pressure over a 24-hour period.
MSU is working on bringing a low-cost, hand-held device called Gene-Z to nations with limited resources to help physicians detect and diagnose cancer.