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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Medical misdiagnosis is an all-too-common nightmare. Isabel Healthcare's 10-year-old diagnosis decision-support system, now available as an iPhone, iPad, and iPod app, helps doctors on the go. The checklist system lets physicians enter symptoms and search a database of over 6,000 disease presentations. Information can be entered in regular text, and the results can be refined for age, gender, and travel history. Users pay a weekly ($2.99), monthly ($10.99), or annual ($119.99) subscription fee.
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?