If you believe the marketing puffery put out by electronic medical record vendors these days, their applications running on smartphones and tablets are just what the doctor ordered. However, a...
Proliferating health apps are everywhere, it seems--even on a trek to Mount Everest. But diabetes-management apps pose particular problems for older users--a group most likely to need them, according to the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Apparently the Millennials formed a secret Facebook group and voted: The 2012 London games have officially been re-named the "Social Olympics." (Sorry, but I refuse to call it the "Socialympics.") And maybe they have a point: Twitter reported there were more than 150 million mentions of the Olympics in 16 days.
The Defense Department has created a mobile app called LifeArmor to help military families develop coping skills and deal with common mental health concerns. LifeArmor takes content from DoD's...
If you want to get cynical about it, the healthcare insurance industry has the most to gain from getting--and keeping--Americans healthy. For them, engaging members in their own health isn't just the right thing to do. It's a financial imperative.
A new document from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) aims to help small and midsize practices in selecting mobile apps, focusing on usability.
In a pair of point-counterpoint articles at Forbes , contributors Dave Chase and David Shaywitz face off on the question of whether mobile apps could someday be more effective than prescription drugs--a response to Happtique's plans for a platform for physicians to "prescribe" apps to their patients .
InstaCare Corp., based in Westlake Village, Calif., has added a new product to its suite of mobile applications for physicians. Known as MD@Detail, the new pharmaceutical e-detailing application will
It's time for a reality check in mobile healthcare. The myriad smartphone apps for healthcare generally are wonderful, low-cost tools for improving a small part of healthcare. But apps by themselves
The U.S. Army is testing EMR, medical supply-chain and patient-tracking applications on a variety of mobile devices for possible deployment in combat zones, a Pentagon publication reports. The Army's