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.
6 of 12
EZ Derm's iPad-based electronic health record system lets dermatologists do what they need to do just by talking. Specifically designed for dermatology, the app incorporates Nuance Communications' cloud-based medical speech recognition technology so clinicians can dictate notes and other clinical information into the system and navigate within the app.
EZ Derm also provides physicians with anatomically accurate 3-D body maps on which they can make notes using touch technology. And it has integrated clinical decision-support that includes diagnosis information, workup algorithms, and suggested treatments.
Doctors can use the app's telephony, videoconferencing, and texting capabilities to communicate with colleagues, staff, and patients. The app is priced at $750 per month for the software-as-a-service version.
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?