November 13, 2012
After Hurricane Sandy slammed the Northeast Oct. 29, Mount Sinai Medical Center had to take extra patients evacuated from other New York City hospitals. Busy staff there used an app called MDconnectME to send quick updates to designated family members about the location and condition of their loved ones.
Interestingly, Philadelphia-based MDconnectME did not design its app for disaster response. "...
November 6, 2012
A week after Hurricane Sandy swept across the east coast, reports are coming out about the role that digital health applications played during and after the storm. for individuals and for hospitals.
During the storm itself, one of the top app downloads was the Red Cross Hurricane App, which combines a storm tracker with emergency functions like a flashlight and alarm. The app also features a...