Tag: healthcare apps

iMedicalApps founder, Iltifat Husain, speaks at Brookings Institute on mobile devices in healthcare

Recently our Founder and Editor-In-Chief of iMedicalApps, Iltifat Husain (@iltifatMD), was asked by the Brookings Institute to speak on a panel about the Modernization of Health Care through Mobile Technology and Medical Monitoring devices. The panel was moderated by Darrell West, the vice president and director of governance studies and director of the center for […]

Personal Health Record app underscores importance of using patient friendly medical terms

PocketHealth is a patient app developed by Cognovant as a mobile Personal Health Record (mPHR) available for the iPhone, iPad and Android platforms. This is an ambitious and comprehensive app based on Electronic Health Record features for individual use. It’s stated purpose by the developer is to allow consumers to take control of their health data and care for their own personal use and to share with their providers. It is encrypted and stored solely on the device.

The best of iMedicalApps, the first installment of March

March is here, and that means nicer weather along with March Madness! Because we know you have busy lives (along with a lot of basketball to watch) we have condensed for you our top, favorite posts of March thus far. For this installment, we discuss everything from the new iPad to ways you can take an idea for a healthcare app and turn it into a reality. We also look at ways social media is influencing various aspects of patient care.

Creating your own app? Learn to design before learning to code

Anyone contemplating how to create their own app already has a vision of what that app will look like and how it will work in their own head. By teaching yourself design principles—both visual and interaction—you will be better equipped to flesh out your app idea and maximize its appeal. You will avoid making clumsy mistakes that go against typical design conventions and, with a little creativity, generate your own conventions for others to shamelessly steal. Teaching yourself to code actually works against this because you begin to think about and conceptualize your app based on your limited coding skill set. Instead of thinking about your project from a user perspective, you begin thinking about the guts inside it and how the nuts and bolts will fit together to make a working product.