In this continuing series, we scour through the latest in the mobile health world and pick a few articles that we think are interesting and convey some important mobile medical development.
This week, we came across several interesting posts – a telemedicine program in Egypt for specialty cares, research into mobile apps combating obesity, and more.
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AMA Launches Suite Of Health IT Tools
A number of physician organizations are launching centralized platforms that allow their members to access a multitude of IT solutions for their practice. This article details a new subscription-based web platform from an AMA subsidiary, tested through the Michigan State Medical Society, that allows physicians to access services ranging from EMR to electronic prescribing.
An interesting post about a netbook-based application being used in the Lesotho to manage HIV/AIDS treatment on a population level. Supported by PEPFAR, this program hopes to apply mobile medicine to a crippling epidemic.
Telemedicine is a growing part of healthcare in the United States. This program, supported by the Egyptian Ministry of Health, seeks to provide specialty care, specifically dermatology diagnostics, to individuals in resource-poor areas of the nations.
Study tests effectiveness of weight loss apps
Obesity is perhaps the greatest public health threat in the United States. This article highlights a research program, underway at Duke, to use Android devices connected to scales to help motivate patients to lose weight.