New mobile apps from the Department of Health and Human Services, for consumers and doctors alike, let you search medical literature, locate health centers, fight drug abuse and much more.
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HHS designed the CDC iPad app as a way for users to quickly access health information. The app includes popular medical journals and access to social media features that coincide with important health concerns and events that occur throughout the year. Additionally, users can listen to and view CDC podcasts on their iPad, and they can view both press releases from the CDC newsroom and health images available in the app's image library. There's even a "disease of the week" feature. In addition to being available in iTunes, the app is also available for Android and Windows 8 devices.
InformationWeek Elite 100Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
The UC Infrastructure TrapWorries about subpar networks tanking unified communications programs could be valid: Thirty-one percent of respondents have rolled capabilities out to less than 10% of users vs. 21% delivering UC to 76% or more. Is low uptake a result of strained infrastructures delivering poor performance?
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