While a new digital cognitive assessment tool from Savonix appears promising, it’s unclear if there is published literature to back it up.
Tag: mobile medical apps
A panel of physicians and technology experts asserted at Health 2.0’s Open Roundtable on the Underserved that low-income and vulnerable underserved populations are quickly becoming important consumers of healthcare information technology. Those thinking of creating the next big app should consider the underserved market.
A recent study in JAMIA evaluated whether medical residents in Botswana had better clinical reference access through mobile medical applications over searching through PubMed4Hh.
iLiver is a useful, well designed free app for those who are interested in liver disease. Its pure focus on this can be a drawback and there are certainly one or two areas of improvement. Despite this, it is still a first-rate app and worth downloading.
Abstracts and speaker proposals for the Medicine 2.0 Conference in Boston are due on March 7, 2012. This will be the 5th World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps and Internet/Web 2.0 in Medicine and Public Health sponsored by the Journal for Medical Internet Research.
The 2011 AMA App Challenge had two winners, Michael Bykhovsky and Cynthia L. Beamer, MD.
Emergency Medicine Secrets is an app which many emergency medicine students and physicians may find particularly useful. However the excessively high cost places it out of reach for most of the potential user base (a common problem affecting many handbooks). The range and level of content is good although accessing it quickly can be difficult at times.
Anatomy i-Pocket fulfills its role as a flash card based anatomy refresher app. The clear diagrams and simple user interface allow relevant anatomy to be accessed rapidly whilst the level is suitable from medical student to practicing physician.
Safe Dose is a practical and use-friendly app which could reduce medication errors for pediatric therapeutics from Dr. James Broselow
MyAnaesthetic attempts to fill the void with “clear jargon free explanations” of anesthesia techniques. It was developed by UK anaesthesiologists who wanted to improve patient information after they apparently found a lack of clear information on the internet. If you are a patient looking for more information about anesthesia I would suggest you speak with your anaesthesiologist or visit the excellent websites of the American Society for Anesthesiology or the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
A new way of collecting and tracking sleeping patterns using a Nokia C7 with an NFC chip, and an app called SleepTrak is being used on T-Mobile’s network.
The FDA turns its attention to clinical decision support medical apps and the discussion creates insights not only into the coming regulations but also the future of the industry.