October 10, 2018
NASA is turning its attention to digital clinical support tools to treat astronauts that get sick or injured while in outer space. This morning the news broke that NASA will be piloting Wolters Kluwer’s UpToDate tool, which gives users evidence-based clinical decision support resources, on the International Space Station. According to the company, this marks the first time a clinical decision...
February 28, 2018
Netherlands-based Wolters Kluwer today announced the launch of UpToDate Advanced, a mobile-friendly physician tool that offers interactive guidance through clinical decision-making.
The new offering builds on medical information and images collected within the company’s longstanding clinical reference information product UpToDate, which is used by 1.5 million physicians annually, according to the...
December 19, 2017
Dr. Manish Naik recently examined a patient in his office who was reluctant to get a flu vaccine because of a history of egg allergy. Naik conducted a quick search through his medical reference app and reviewed study data with the patient on the safety of flu vaccination in patients with egg allergy.
After seeing the latest study data and guidelines, the patient agreed to get both the flu and...
September 22, 2015
Netherlands-based Wolters Kluwer, which offers clinical reference information products like medical apps to students and professionals in the medical field, plans to expand its digital health division in India, according to Business Standard.
Many healthcare systems across a number of Indian cities already use one of Wolters Kluwer's most popular tools, a reference app called UpToDate. These...
December 7, 2013
This week, MobiHealthNews wrote about Misfit Shine raising funds, FDA clearance for Sense4Baby and eMotion ECG, and some changes to Medicare and Medicaid telemedicine coverage. But some other big names have been writing about digital and mobile health this week too, whether its weighing in on big stories like 23andMe's face-off with the FDA or exploring how doctors are using apps as clinical...
March 5, 2013
The inescapable question for Microsoft at HIMSS 2013 is this: How does the company maintain relevance in a mobile ecosystem increasingly dominated by Apple iPhones and iPads? With its Surface Pro tablet, Windows 8 operating system, and Office 365 HIPAA-compliant cloud platform, not to mention a bevy of new app partners, Apple's longtime rival is doing its best to step up to the plate. The company...
May 20, 2009
For every iPhone skeptic I've met in the health industry (these are the types that like to stake the fate of wireless health on the "not everyone has an iPhone" argument), I've met at least two execs at big companies that pinpoint the launch of the 3G iPhone last year as the tipping point for their company's decision to explore wireless health. So, hype or not, it's inspired this industry.
March 5, 2009
Kimmy Moore, MPH Contributing Editor
These past few weeks the use of current evidence-based information regarding patient care has become a controversial topic. By definition, practitioners' use of EBM is necessary to provide optimal care. This fact has been demonstrated repeatedly with measurable clinical results. Recently, services offering well-maintained databases on PDAs and desktops have...