Physicians, Pharma, and “free” medical apps

The medical app industry is a big business, but the apps are no longer the product – the physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers who use them are. In the first part of this series, we examined some of the financial forces driving the medical app industry. Our focus then was Epocrates, the veritable founder […]

The mobile health technology boom in South Africa might not be as flashy, but may be more effective

South Africa is rolling out new projects aimed to improve access and lessen the burden on the health system using mHealth technology. Similar to telephone interpretation services available in many US hospitals, this cell phone-based medical interpretation service provides interpreters trained in 32 different South African languages for medical interviews and patient communication.