Why locked Android tablets will beat the iPad for hospital use

[Ed. On Thursday, we will publish an opposing viewpoint from another editor. Let us know what you think in the comments section.] The rush of manufacturers to bring tablet computers to market was much in evidence at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The tablet market was […]

Medical kiosks – a new drive-thru model for healthcare?

Over the past several decades, healthcare has evolved into a discipline practiced in the home to one practiced in specialized medical facilities. According the CDC, there were 1.1 billion ambulatory care visits to physician offices, emergency rooms, and hospital outpatient facilities in 2009. However, in recent years, it seems that the pendulum has begun to […]

The past, present, and future of medical apps

[Ed. The article below is simultaneously published today by iMedicalApps.com and the Journal of Surgical Radiology (http://www.SurgRad.com), a widely read, peer reviewed journal] In just a few short years, smartphones with advanced operating systems have sparked a bright new era of mobile medical applications. Although the Blackberry smartphone had been the device of choice for […]

Best iPhone and iPad medical apps for the week of February 28th

This past week yielded a surprisingly impressive release of quality free and paid medical apps for both the iPhone and iPad. Those in cardiology have a couple app releases that should make them very excited, but this list also contains many apps that primary care and other specialists should be interested in as well.

The uses of the iPhone for surgeons [Journal: The Surgeon]

In an example of the how quickly smartphones have penetrated the traditional realms of medical education and training, a recently published article in The Surgeon (Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland) reviewed the ways in which iPhones (and their Android and other smartphone brethren) can be applied in the workday […]