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 Mobile Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) app, designed by the National Library of Medicine and the HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Nicole Lurie, M.D., helps doctors and others treat radiation injuries. The app runs on Android, iPhone, Blackberry and various other devices. Information covers injuries patients might sustain after a dirty bomb or nuclear attack. According to the HHS, the app's recommendations are understandable enough to be useful to those without formal radiation medicine training. Users can download information in advance so it's accessible even if cell phone networks are down. The app is available as a free download in iTunes.
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?