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iPad app monitors blood loss in OR

A new health startup--Palo Alto, Calif.-based Gauss Surgical Inc.--is developing an iPad app to monitor and track blood loss during surgeries.

mHealth Alliance works to improve tuberculosis care

The mHealth Alliance and Stop TB Partnership are teaming up to prevent Tuberculosis. The groups released a report that points to a host of ways to use that mobile devices and software to help patients adhere to medication regimens, diagnose TB in the field and more. 

Drchrono adds insurance eligibility checks, payment functionality

Mobile electronic health record developer drchrono added new functionality to allow physicians to both check patients' insurance eligibility and accept patient payments on the spot.

Depression app claims to give patients a lift

There are a plethora of apps on the market to diagnose depression, identify symptoms, help patients understand their condition, and more. But a new app claims to help patients actually alleviate depression altogether.

White House mobile initiative is Feds' way of playing catch up

Anybody out there still dragging their feet on developing a mobile strategy? Well, it's officially time to get on the stick. The White House waded into the mHealth fray this week, ordering all...

Do you know where your patients' smartphones are?

Patients are using smartphones in doctors' offices... and not in ways you'll like.  FiercePracticeManagement  reveals one case of a patient recording audio during a surgery to bolster a possible lawsuit.

Consumers, not hospitals, will drive remote monitoring market

While remote monitoring is growing in popularity among hospitals nationwide, it's shortly going to become a consumer-focused market, according to a new report from IMS Research.

Mobile app aids migraine sufferers

Health Union just launched its new Migraine Meter, a free mobile app for managing and monitoring migraines, and hooked up with Migraine.com, a popular online community for migraine sufferers. The...

Reaching mHealth's Holy Grail: Behavior change

Health apps continue to hit the market in droves, promising your patients faster weight loss, reduced blood pressure, improved cardiac health. But the true Holy Grail of mobile health--getting...

Tablet use continues to increase among docs

Physician use of tablets has grown more than 75 percent in the past year, according to new findings from Manhattan Research published last week. The research company studied the mobile habits of more than 3,000 physicians in the first quarter of 2012, and compared those findings to the same period of 2011.