Looking back on the second half of February, picking our favorite posts was tough. This is the second installment of our bi-monthly summaries of our favorite posts (difficult to choose) as well as the posts we feel were best received by you, our readers. Check out the first installment here.

We are proud to be able to provide you quality app reviews and the latest mHealth news, but know it can be hard to keep up. For this installment, some of our (and your) favorites included the evolution of digital textbooks, the impact of apps and mobile health on pediatric diabetes, and some exciting new communications technology that could make a big splash in mobile health in the near future

Comparison of a venerable medical textbook on Inkling for iPad verses Access Medicine

This has been a very popular post that was recently released.  We take an in-depth look at Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine and compare and contrast the online AccessMedicine (AM) version with the dedicated app version of the textbook on the Inkling platform.

Curious to know what the hype is about?  You can view our full coverage here.





Can kids improve their own health? Results from a study of smartphone use in juvenile diabetes

Sounds like a good question.  The iMedicalApps team was proud to post this relevant and insightful article by Joseph Cafazzo, PhD PEng, who discusses a study conducted to answer that exact question.

Want to know what the results were?  Find out the results from our analysis here.

Dept of Health to start encouraging physicians to prescribe health apps: Good or bad idea?

We recently found out that the UK Department of Health is going to start encouraging primary care physicians to start prescribing healthcare apps to their patients.

What are the merits/problems associated with an undertaking of this magnitude? We thoroughly discuss or position on the subject and raise some interesting points that are important considerations for our readers. Find out more here.

NFC technology will make upcoming smartphones powerful health devices, Gentag CEO John Peeters

iMedicalApps has had the privilege of interviewing many people from across the mobile app and healthcare spectrum.  In one of our recent posts in February, we had the opportunity to interview John Peeters, the CEO of Gentag.

Gentag owns the patent along with Motorola for NFC (near field communication) technology, that is a low-power, low cost alternative to bluetooth that has implications for the healthcare world.

Take a look at our full interview to see how NFC sensor technology may one day affect you.

Exclusive interview with the creator of Medicine 2.0 Congress, Gunther Eysenbach MD

Yet another interview with an exceptional person who is helping to improve the field of healthcare in meaningful ways.

Dr. Gunther Eysenbach, is the initiator, organizer, and chair of the annual Medicine 2.0 conference. Find out what Medicine 2.0 is all about in our exclusive interview here and also discover how you can win the iMedicalApps Medicine 2.0 mHealth Research Award.