Physician vetted list of notable medical apps released last week.
Best Internal medicine medical apps
Frailty continues to be a hot topic in geriatrics. The American Geriatrics Society defines frailty as “a state of increased vulnerability to stressors due to age-related declines in physiologic reserve across neuromuscular, metabolic, and immune systems.” The end state of frailty is a failure to thrive. How can providers assess frailty? There is no “one” […]
With two prior deployments to Afghanistan as well as (until recently) a full-scope family medicine practice, I have always been interested in urgent care and emergency medicine apps to improve my own patient care. I have previously reviewed a number of apps for both peds and adult emergencies, including Pedi STAT, PalmPedi, BluCard, Pedi Crisis, […]
This year’s best COPD app is the GOLD 2017 Pocket Guide. In fact, we’ve named it as one of our top medical apps of 2017. COPD is defined as a “common preventable and treatable disease, characterized by airflow limitation that is usually progressive and associated with an enhanced chronic inflammatory response in the airways and […]
It’s been yet another busy year for medical app developers across both iOS and Android platforms. Some of the best medical apps we wrote about were patient-based, but there still were many notable medical apps for providers to use at the point of care. To make it easier for you to wade through the thousands […]
Virtual reality (VR) is frequently used for immersive gaming, but it also is being used to assist people make healthier lifestyle choices. BehaVR (pronounced “behavior”), a Kentucky-based VR startup, has just launched a pilot study of their VR smoking cessation program with the University of Louisville. I recently spoke with Aaron Gani, the founder of […]
An app for lazy eye might help those with the condition through virtual reality. Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is a condition where vision is reduced from one eye with the brain favoring signals from the other eye. Both eyes may appear normal, but one eye may not be focusing clearly, or one eye may be […]
It’s always important to ask what the evidence is with any new technology in healthcare, including medical education. Recent advances in virtual reality (VR) tech offer the potential for engaging, interactive learning experiences for medical students and residents, but is there actually any evidence to support this? A recent study in the Journal of Oral […]
Duke University has started offering a novel treatment for phobias: virtual reality (VR) exposure therapy. Patients are interviewed and offered therapist-guided virtual reality treatments in an immersive, computer-generated environment that correspond to their particular source of anxiety. This isn’t for just any phobia, as the Duke Faculty Practice only offers environments for those with fear […]
Many tech-based interventions exist for dementia from virtual reality to a cognitive training app, but do they work? The CDC estimates that over 14 million Americans will be affected by 2050. Dementia affects 14% of people ages 71 years and older and 30% of those over the age 90. The cost of care worldwide is estimated […]
Caio, cadavers! CWRU begins 32-student trial of award-wining virtual reality HoloAnatomy lab
PsychoPharm Research was created by noted physician and medical-app developer Joongheum Park MD, who is an internal medical physician. Dr. Park has created several notable medical apps, and this current one provides an interactive version of medical decision support trees for psychopharmacology. It should be noted that the medication decision support trees have backing from […]
California-based medical health company Carrot Inc. recently announced that its Carbon Monoxide Breath Sensor System (COBSS) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with 501(k) clearance for over-the-counter use.
The best new medical apps of the week include a new diabetes app, an app covering ALS, and a new HIV/HCV reference app
Apple, Verily, and Samsung are among the companies joining FDA program that aims to get digital health products to market faster.
A recent feasibility test on a new telerobotic ultrasound system at the University of Saskatchewan has shown promising results.
Institutions around the world are testing the use of virtual reality to help patients at the end of life.
The Mobile.Net study, with 1,000+ patients, tested text messaging to support medication adherence in patients with mental health conditions.
According to a recent study, suicide related searches on Google spiked after the release of 13 Reasons Why, a Netflix show about suicide.
The eSLUMS app is a nice addition to the App Store that brings a validated dementia screening tool to the point of care.
Researchers from several universities presented results of studies using Kardia Mobile for atrial fibrillation screening