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Tablet interaction, entertainment apps can ease pre-op stress for young patients

Playing with a tablet prior to surgery can minimize anxiety and reduce stress in young patients and speeds up surgical recovery time when compared with the traditional oral sedative given in such medical scenarios.

Hospital streamlines ER consults via tablets

A year-long mHealth pilot program featuring the use of iPads and initiated by a Pennsylvania health network aims to enhance emergency medical services for home-based patients while reducing emergency room visits and hospital admissions.

Mobile device images streamline, improve clinical care

As populations of insured patients continue to grow, providers must find ways to treat more people at lower costs. Doctors at the American Telemedicine Association's annual meeting in Baltimore this week discussed how telehealth tools and smartphones to share patient images are streamlining clinical care processes.

iPad app aims to help patients suffering from brain injuries, Alzheimer's

Music and art activities are being tapped to help those afflicted with Alzeheimer's and help patients connect with caregivers on an emotional, physical and interactive level. GE Healthcare has...

Colorado hospital taps mobile payment app to boost efficiency, streamline processes

Aspen Valley Hospital in Colorado is streamlining patient payment processes using a mobile application that lets patients pay a bill from bedside discharge to emergency room environments and provides...

Apple vs. Google: An mHealth Face-Off

Industry observers like myself have often painted the competitive mHealth landscape with a brush that wages computer manufacturer Dell and software behemoth Microsoft versus Apple--the reigning...

iPad gets low marks from residents in hospital study

A study at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio found that residents did not attribute high value to the Apple iPad as a clinical rounding or educational tool, according to a study in the...

eCHAT effective for lifestyle, mental health screening

Using iPads, a Web-based electronic Case-Finding and Help Assessment Tool (eCHAT) is an "acceptable and feasible" means of screening patients for unhealthy behaviors and negative mood...

Microsoft continues to challenge iPad from underdog position

Though Microsoft's tablets have some useful features that can't be found on Apple iPads or Android tablets, they might not be enough to convince physicians and EHR companies to ditch their...

The growing role of mobile technology in radiology

If you ask Elliot Fishman, M.D., a professor of radiology, oncology, and surgery at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine, mobile devices like tablets and smartphones have, in a very short time, had...