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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For physicians who need to communicate with Mandarin- or Cantonese-speaking patients, QxMD Software's MedSpeak Mandarin and Cantonese Translators could be lifesavers. The $9.99 iPhone apps provide more than 3,300 medical phrases, with English text and Mandarin or Cantonese translations in both written and audio formats. Nursing, rehabilitation, pharmacy, and medical topics are covered, and content can be sorted by category, topic, and symptom.
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?