Tag: Healthcare

The emergence of mHealth has highlighted the importance of digital sharing and collaboration

Ultimately the growth and introduction of social media/the internet have fundamentally changed the way we communicate with a greater emphasis on engagement and information sharing amongst both professional colleagues and the patients themselves. By taking advantage of these communication channels, we can focus more on individual patients and their treatment regimes whilst reducing healthcare costs and improving patient outcomes.

Three free healthcare apps physicians should prescribe to their patients

Editors note: The following article was a guest post by iMedicalApps Editor-in-Chief Iltifat Husain that was featured on TechCrunch. The iMedicalApps team is in the midst of a new initiative to analyze and write on patient centric apps, and this article is a preview of whats to come.   The significant adoption of smartphones among […]

Michelle Obama’s Fight Against Childhood Obesity Comes to the iPhone and Android – with $40,000 At Stake

The First Lady yesterday announced an innovative new component to her Lets Move! campaign against childhood obesity yesterday – a call to developers to produce healthcare apps for the iPhone/Android/etc that encourage children to make healthy food choices and exercise more. Its an interesting and forward-looking approach to a major problem. While popular attention is […]

The Company That Could Turn Your iPhone Into Part of a Global Disease Surveillance Program – A Look at the Public Health Work of Northrop Grunman

For anyone interested in global health, there are a cadre of organizations that typically spring to mind as leaders – the CDC, USAID, and the Gates Foundation for example. I had the opportunity while at HIMSS to chat with folks from another organization that put boots on the ground immediately after the Haiti earthquake, is […]