A study published last week by the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that patients in the ICU of UMass Memorial Medical Center had significantly reduced mortality rate (8.6% as compared to 10.7%) when they were monitored by a remote “eICU.” While there have been many studies conducted on eICUs previously, this is the first one to show a significant improvement in patient outcome.
Dr. McMenamin, who was a practicing emergency physician before turning his sights to the practice of law discusses when a physician-patient relationship is considered to form. A good rule is that a general discussion of a topic, even if erroneous, is unlikely to be actionable. The more the discussion is patient-specific, however, the greater the likelihood that a relationship will be deemed to exist, and so the greater the likelihood that a duty will be found. Based on the telephone cases, if the doctor knows the patient’s name, or has access to his old records, or has examined the patient, or is paid a fee, the probability increases that a duty will arise.
A review of a bronchoscopy app for the iPad, too rudimentary for pulmonologists, but possibly useful for medical students.
By: Wouter Stomp, MD IMAIOS’ mobile application is an atlas of human anatomy for iOS which we reviewed just two months ago. Although we were impressed, and in fact considered it one of the best anatomy apps in the app store, there were some key drawbacks. The app however has just received a major update […]
An inside look at the latest POC-IT guide from Johns Hopkins covering all aspects of diabetes, complications, clinical management and associated conditions
IBM and medical researchers show their progress on using Watson in the healthcare setting, with both groups feeling Watson has a strong future in mobile
Teledoc is set to release an iPhone and Android app that will enable patients to have direct access to physicians via their mobile phones, utilizing videoconferencing.
By: Ankur Gupta, MS 1 The UK Department of Health is conducting a trial at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in London of a system that tracks patients’ progress after spine surgery. HealthUnlocked Tracker allows patients to record their progress on an iPad while in the clinic. After the patient is discharged, he or she can […]
The Johns Hopkins HIV Guide from Unbound Medicine presents an all-inclusive application that serves as a one-stop resource for everything related to HIV
The Phone Oximeter is a novel medical device intended to save lives in the developing world for those undergoing anesthesia care.
A to-the-point tool for differential diagnosis with disease information and etiology.
The famed X-Prize competition is setting its sights on transforming mobile medical care by announcing a $10 million prize for a mobile diagnosing solution that is equal to or better than a doctor