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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NCI QuitPal, created by the National Cancer Institute, is available on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. The app helps users quit smoking by offering proven strategies. It includes a calendar to set a quit date, financial goals by date, and reminders; the ability to track daily smoking habits with a log; and graphic features that track the money saved and the number of packs users haven't smoked since using the app. The app also provides health milestone alerts and craving tips, as well as Facebook and Twitter integration. With the video diary feature, users can even receive personalized video messages from friends and family. 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?
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.