medical smartphone apps

By Neil Versel 02:42 am October 20, 2011
A Florida domestic violence shelter and treatment facility has created what it calls the first smartphone app to screen patients for symptoms of abuse. The R3 App, which stands for "recognize, respond and refer," will be available for free for the iPhone, iPad and Android devices in the coming weeks. Created by Orlando-based Harbor House of Central Florida, the app incorporates the "HITS" process...
By Brian Dolan 03:08 am February 17, 2011
It almost seems ridiculous that it needs saying, but it is indeed often said that mobile health tools and applications should not intend to replace the physician or other care providers. The prospect of apps diagnosing patients today is certainly a hype-filled one. It isn't happening yet, anyway. And yet a new super computer from IBM has proven itself more than capable of besting and replacing...
By Brian Dolan 11:23 am September 29, 2010
Medical reference software developer Epocrates released the results from its fifth annual "Future Physicians of America" survey, which polled 700 medical students about their technology habits, expectations and preferences. About 80 percent of those medical students surveyed are set to be practicing physicians within the next two years. Of those surveyed, nearly 70 percent owned either an Apple...
By Brian Dolan 03:59 pm February 3, 2010
Last year Washington DC-based George Washington Medical Center teamed up with WellDoc and Medicaid PPO clinic, Chartered Health Family Clinic to determine the efficacy of an intensive mobile phone based program for Medicaid patients with diabetes. The program is currently underway. "I was told if we could get this to work with this population, we could probably do it anywhere," Dr. Richard Katz...
By Brian Dolan 04:09 am January 12, 2010
Last week we reported on Mayo Clinic's new mobile-focused startup: mRemedy, which is creating smartphone applications based on Mayo's medical research. mRemedy is a joint collaboration with application developer DoApps. The venture's first application was a meditation application that teaches users breathing exercises and other methods for reducing stress. According to a report from...
By Brian Dolan 08:51 am December 8, 2009
Allscripts Remote, which enables physicians to access and control an Allscripts Electronic Health Records (EHR) directly from their smartphones, is now available on BlackBerry devices. Allscripts launched Remote at the HIMSS event in Chicago this past spring -- up until now the Allscripts Remote application was only available for iPhone (pictured, left) and iPod touch users. The company also...