12 Hot Mobile Medical Apps
Mobile medicine is everywhere. There's the iPhone app that lets you cut away images of muscle layers to see what lies beneath, an e-health record system for the iPad, and a smartphone-based blood pressure monitor. Here are a dozen innovative ones.
Healthcare Providers Prize PACS-RIS Integration
Clinicians want seamless integration between picture archiving and communication systems and radiology information systems and will sacrifice some functionality to achieve it, according to a KLAS survey.
AMA Launches Suite Of Health IT Tools
The Amagine platform gives physicians a single point of access to more than 20 health IT systems, knowledge and communication tools, and consulting resources to improve practice efficiency and patient care.
IT Drives Patient Education
Computer-generated questionnaires, medication resolution programs, and sophisticated videos are making a difference in patient care.
PTSD iPhone App Launches For Veterans
The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs launch the free PTSD Coach to help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder seek immediate help or manage their symptoms.
ONC Employs Social Media For Input On Strategy
The Federal Health IT Strategic Plan proposed revisions are available for public comment on the Health IT Buzz blog maintained by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology.
Guarded Optimism For Healthcare IT
An informed newcomer looks critically at EHRs, clinical decision support software, and proprietary databases and wonders: is health IT all it's cracked up to be?
Mostashari Named ONC Chief
His experience as ONC deputy national coordinator for programs and policy and in the New York City Department of Health should help Mostashari promote the use of health IT.
Healthcare Data Security In Transition
Hackers are not as big a problem as insiders snooping on electronic medical and financial records, and the legal penalties for violating security rules are getting tougher.