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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 […]

The Incidental Finding Guidelines app helps radiologists with incidentalomas

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The Abdominal CT Incidental Finding Guidelines app is an app by RadiologiQ that brings the guidelines described by the paper titled Managing Incidental Findings on Abdominal CT: White Paper of the ACR Incidental Findings Committee to the user’s fingertips. The app was developed to create an interactive algorithm version of the guidelines that can be accessed on the go.

The unknown consequences of extended tablet use by children is a concern to many experts

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Since the release of the iPad, tablet use has proliferated among the general population including children that can barely walk. Children easily scroll through apps, stream videos and play games, yet there is some concern among pediatricians and other health experts that too much time spent on tablets can hinder their education and social development.

Apple patent to measure consumer mood released

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Satish Misra MD contributed to this article In a recently released patent, Apple has outlined a new strategy to make advertising increasingly personalized in a rather unusual way. Content advertisers have always known that the secret to selling is to know your audience. Apple has taken this strategy a step further by proposing a system to track a consumer’s demographics, behavior, and (most surprisingly) their mood. While the intent is obviously advertising, one has to wonder whether this type of […]

EchoLab is an outstanding niche clinical calculator app for the iPhone & iPad

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Echo Lab is an outstanding resource for anyone who interprets echocardiograms. It is additionally an excellent example of a well-designed clinical decision support tool for anyone interested in designing resources for other niche areas of medicine.

Games For Change partners with USAID to promote health games abroad

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Games For Change (G4C) seeks to promote the use of games in advancing social wellness, education, and health. G4C has partnered with USAID to develop 3 mobile health games implemented in India and Kenya.

Top 10 iPhone medical apps released in January

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This list goes through the best iPhone medical apps that were released this past month, in January.

Anesthesia 411 app is an anesthesia guide for common surgical procedures

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Crystal Clear Solutions has developed the Anesthesia 411 app to be a useful tool for anyone involved in the anesthesia care for the most common surgical procedures.

Blue Button apps aim to empower patients with their health info, interview with Humetrix EVP Chris Burrow

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Humetrix announced a new upgrade of their iBlueButton app to allow caregivers to manage records for themselves and family members, plus share Direct Address links — like an e-mail — to send patients updates to medical records.

Jawbone UP24 vs Fitbit Force, a physician’s recommendation for best activity tracker

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The Jawbone UP24 ($149) and Fitbit Force ($129) are quite similar–they both are worn around the wrist, both add sleep and nutrition tracking, both offer silent/vibrating alarms, both feature passive/continuous bluetooth syncing, both offer 7+ day battery life, and both offer excellent third-party integration. Regardless, spending time with the two devices reveals that each has a different personality and approach to the quantified self movement.

Educational app for clinicians teaches the basics of ventilator management

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A new app called Basics of Mechanical Ventilation teaches some of the basic concepts of ventilator management.