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The LearnENT app can be used to learn the essentials of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

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The LearnENT app is an extremely useful resource to quickly reference and learn about the basics of otolaryngology.

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.

Chest x-ray training app tests and teaches you radiology skills

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Chest X-ray training by Polwarth Medical is a multiple choice study tool for those needing a basic overview of chest x-rays.

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 […]

Fitbit app update turns iPhone 5S into a fitness tracker

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The latest update for the fitbit app turns the iPhone 5S into a fitness tracker without the need for any extra hardware.

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 […]

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

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.