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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The Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER) app, developed by the National Library of Medicine for the iPhone and Android, is designed to help first responders who must deal with hazardous materials. The app provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including identification help, physical characteristics, health information, containment advice, suppression advice and treatment. The app is available for download as a standalone application on Microsoft Windows PCs as well as on Apple devices, Windows mobile devices and Blackberry devices. There's also a Web browser version available, WebWISER, which supports both desktop PC and smartphone and Blackberry browsers. This gives mobile users access to the full standalone application. The app is available for download on the WISER site.
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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