World Cup mHealth; NEJM and other apps

By Brian Dolan
09:31 am
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NEJM iPhone AppWorld Cup mHealth: While South African healthcare workers brace for the multitude of visitors for the 2010 World Cup, spectators with smartphones can download the iTriage app, which includes listings for private hospitals and healthcare facility mapping in the eight South African provinces that tourists will visit. iTriage is available for iPhone, iPod touch, Android and Palm smartphone device users. iTriage pointed out that Baragwanath Hospital is the closest to the main World Cup stadium and the world's largest 3000-bed hospital. While it's smart public relations, the iTriage app's reason for including World Cup area care facilities is the World Cup stampede tragedy from 2001. More than 40 people died and 146 people were injured at the South African stadium following a pre-match stampede. More

HCA division partners with Healthagen app: Healthagen, which created iTriage the app described above, also added The Delta Division of HCA to its growing list of care provider customers this week. The app provides users with "immediate on-the-go access to healthcare and facility information" for seven hospitals and facilities in HCA's Delta Division: Dauterive Hospital, The Regional Medical Center of Acadiana, Garden Park Medical Center, Tulane Medical Center, Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, a Campus, Rapides Regional Medical Center of The Regional Medical Center of Acadiana. More

Concept app to send medical info to first responders: Emerging Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (ESHI) is developing a smartphone application it calls "e-911" (a term already in use to describe the system that correlates a 911 caller's phone number with his or her address). ESHI's e-911 aims to send important medical information to first responders or doctors when the app user dials 911. The iPhone version will be out first, according to the company, however the release includes no timetables. More

New England Journal of Medicine now on the iPhone (free): "With the new NEJM This Week iPhone app, you’ll be able to access the full text of the current issue of NEJM from anywhere you carry your iPhone. Not only is the app free, but for a limited time, the subscriber-only content is, too!" More

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