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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Health Hotlines is a community service mobile app created by the National Library of Medicine to help the public locate health information. The app acts as a directory of nearly 9,000 organizations and includes toll-free telephone numbers. Subject areas include AIDS, cancer, and other diseases and disorders; as well as maternal and child health, aging, substance abuse, disabilities and mental health. Organizations included in the app's directory are separated into categories including government agencies, information and referral centers, professional societies, support groups and voluntary associations. The app is available for free at 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?
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