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Prescribe a wireless blood pressure device to your patient, a review of smartphone connected cuffs

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We searched far and wide for all available wireless, mobile-compatible blood pressure monitors. Here’s what we found and tips on picking the right device for the right patient.

GoBe wearable sensor’s promise of passive nutrition tracking should be taken with caution

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Crowd-funding platform Indiegogo’s recently highlighted the GoBe wearable sensor, an activity tracker with an alluring twist: “GoBe is the first and only wearable device that automatically measures the calories you consume and burn all day.”

Critical Medical Guide for Android attempts to package large amount of medical content into an app for Emergency Providers

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The Critical Medical Guide aims to assist physicians in these scenarios by providing crucial clinical guidelines, emergency medical references and material to use as medical reference when needed.

The best android PDF annotation apps for physicians and their medical literature

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iMedicalApps took a closer look to find out which is the best annotating PDF reader for physicians. We tested the 10 most common PDF readers with a medical paper and assessed their ease of use, reading features, price and annotating abilities.

GoodRx helps patients find the best prices, coupons and discounts for medications

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•The GoodRx app is a great way for patients to find the best prices for their medications.

Intel acquires smartwatch sensor company Basis for over $100 million dollars

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Basis Science, makers of the recently reviewed wearable smartwatch/activity tracker Basis Band, was acquired by Intel for a reported $100M-$150 million dollars.

Pocket Eye Exam for Android lets you carry your visual acuity cards in mobile form

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Pocket Eye Exam is a good enough app that lets you carry around visual acuity tests in addition to other tests.

How do you craft technology to save lives? An interview with AirStrip COO Matt Patterson MD

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AirStrip has made plenty of headlines in the past for delivering cutting-edge apps that show live patient monitoring to iOS and Android devices. The company brings ICU, OB & fetal, and cardiology monitoring, in conjunction with nursing notes, order results, and other historical data into a touchscreen-friendly interface. Their work has been featured on Apple’s top medical apps and commercials. Their most recent work, AirStrip ONE, brings together data from multiple sources and even multiple electronic medical record systems (EMR’s) […]

Medical photo social network Figure 1 expands to Android and Web

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The Figure 1 team developed new features such as browseable image categories, and just released their first Android app and interface for the web.

Johns Hopkins ABX Guide for Android helps health providers determine correct antibiotic choices

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The Johns Hopkins ABX Guide features up-to-date, authoritative, evidenced-based information on the treatment of infectious diseases to help you make decisions at the point of care. The guide breaks down details of diagnosis, drug indications, dosing, pharmacokinetics, side effects and interactions, pathogens, management and vaccines into easily accessible, frequently-updated, quick-read entries. Unbound Medicine develops mobile and web products using an end-to-end digital publishing platform. They have developed an app version of the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide for Android and iOS […]

Samsung doubles down on health, S5 phone and Gear Fit will include heart rate sensors

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Just two days after announcing the new Galaxy Gear smartwatches will incorporate heart rate sensors, Samsung revealed their next revision of their flagship Galaxy S smartphone will prominently feature health tracking along with its brand-new companion fitness bracelet, the Gear Fit. The Gear Fit incorporates a heart rate sensor and a curved, touchscreen AMOLED display that would differentiate itself from nearly every other current fitness tracker on the market, such as Fitbit and Jawbone.

Issues with Fitbit Force rash more widespread than initially believed

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It appears that an issue with the FitBit Force causing a rash might be more widespread than initially believed