by: Joshua James Harding BSc Hons (MS2) Historically, anatomy has always been a cornerstone in medical education. Until recently, dissection and didactic lectures have predominated. The publication of the General Medical Council’s guidelines for UK medical schools, set out in the document Tomorrow’s Doctor’s, recommends that undue emphasis on detail is not required and calls […]
While electronic medical records have many benefits, they are often limited by the fact that different EMR’s do not communicate with each other. Even with the consolidation of healthcare in many areas within a few large systems, if a patient goes between an Epic-system and an Allscripts-system, they are still out of luck. That, however, […]
Delray Beach, FL-based medical device developer PositiveID’s iglucose system was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for plug-and-play cloud-based SaaS diabetes management platform iglucose.
3D4Medical.com have recently released a number of their celebrated NOVA series apps in the Mac App Store. This is the first time, we have seen a major iOS medical app developer port a successful iOS app onto the Mac platform. There are a number of implications for physicians, medical educators and students everywhere who now have an additional tool which they can use to help teach/learn anatomy.
Researchers conducted a study to evaluate the results of text4baby, a free mobile phone service for women, concluding that it had a positive impact.
The 2011 AMA App Challenge had two winners, Michael Bykhovsky and Cynthia L. Beamer, MD.
Anatomy is a highly visual field. The images are as important – if not even more so – than the text, so that is the first thing I focused my attention on with Essential Clinical Anatomy by Moore. As with other Inkling books, all figures are embedded in crisp, clear text. Selecting the figure brings up an isolated view that magnifies the image and provides a caption. Using the pinch maneuver, the image can be expanded with almost no grainy pixels. I was quite impressed with the brilliance and overall quality of the figures.
A look at features of Pediatrics Digest, an app that allows pediatric providers to access today’s latest abstracts and articles in pediatrics.
Rock Health, the San Francisco health care incubator, has published a great list of digital health startups on their website that deserves to be shared.
Jawbone has entered the health and fitness app market with the release of their Jawbone Up $100 wristband and free iphone app, android coming soon.
Everist Genomics announced plans to commercialize its CardioDefender ECG diagnostic system that provides heart rhythm monitoring via a smartphone.
A review of Panic Attack Aid, an app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch that provides relaxation techniques and reassurance to sufferers of panic attacks and panic disorder.