Healthcare is in the middle of a mobile revolution. Doctors are adopting mobile apps that make them more effective, and patients are taking to ones that give them more control over their healthcare. Here are 11 apps that stand out from the crowd.
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With Iconic Data's SwiftPayMD, doctors making hospital rounds can forget about carrying around those little cards to record patient diagnoses and billing codes. This iPad and iPhone app lets them record the information and immediately submit it to their home offices from the hospital, using speech technology. Electronic submission reduces errors from illegible writing and problems with lost paper cards. It also speeds up the billing process.
The app, which costs $99 per month, provides a template for doctors to follow while dictating information. The audio file, transcript, and any relevant images (such as a photo of the patient's wristband) are encrypted and sent to a cloud-based HIPAA compliant database. The billing team at the doctor's home office gets an alert and can access the information via a Web browser.
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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?