Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Family Drug Guide from Unbound Medicine integrates premier drug data from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists with assessment of efficacy and relative cost in Best Buy Drugs from Consumer Reports Health to help individuals make informed decisions with their health care providers...MORE
Monday, August 09, 2010
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Panelists at the World Congress Summit on mHealth focused on initiatives and issues surrounding communications between healthcare providers and patients. They stressed the need to be aware of both the personal nature of smartphones and privacy concerns. However many organizations are identifying innovative and cost effective ways to remind patients of appointments, prompt check-ups and medication compliance, and promote fitness...MORE
Thursday, July 29, 2010
A recently released report shows that 94% of physicians use smartphones to improve communication and collaboration with colleagues, streamline productivity, and improve patient care. However, they told interviewers that they were still overwhelmed by the amount of information and incoming messages from colleagues and others. Fifty-six percent said they were concerned about lack of standardization in transitioning care between colleagues....More
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Dr Richard Katz of George Washington University and other researchers are examining whether cell phone-based programs or simple text messaging to cell phones can improve disease management and health. Mobile phones can link providers to patients for feedback, alerts, or information related to medications or other ongoing needs. MORE...
Unbound Medicine has enhanced its platform with a customizable study system, Grasp, tools for quick term or drug lookup within a web page, and automated custom alerts deliverable to mobile devices. All are included in the newest release of Nursing Central, a mobile and web application for nurses with integrated drug, disease, diagnostic testing, and literature alerts. MORE....
Monday, July 12, 2010
CDC has issued an early report of findings from the National Health Interview Survey with estimates of wireless use in US households compared to telephone "land lines." During the study period, July-December 2009, American homes with only wireless telephones continued to grow to approximately 25% of all households, an increase of 1.8% compared to the first half of 2009. Another 15% of homes had a land line, but received most or all calls on cell phones. MORE....
Thursday, July 08, 2010
InformationWeek reports on a study from Kalorama Information noting that the healthcare industry is among the fastest growing handheld device markets. They predict growth of $8.8 billion, up by 7%. Most active segments are mobile monitoring and devices used in the workflow of patient care...MORE