In this installment, we look at whether smartphones are distracting for clinicians, discuss the Lancet iPad journal app, and look at a cool new device that helps you track your fitness called the Nike Fuelband. Additionally, we demonstrate how easy it is to check out an iPad from a medical library, review an app that contains health advice for patients, and lastly, we show you the future of TEDMED.
Health 2.0, an organization/movement that wants to bridge the gap between technology and healthcare, recently announced that the Hokie Health Code-a-thon which will be held April 13-14 in Blacksburg, Virginia. This two day challenge will bring together people and teams from a variety of professions and talents with the goal of developing applications that enhance care quality, safety and efficiency. This contest will require teams to develop prototypes of the apps they are creating and will be given the opportunity to show off their product.