Mobile medicine is everywhere. There's the iPhone app that lets you cut away images of muscle layers to see what lies beneath, an e-health record system for the iPad, and a smartphone-based blood pressure monitor. Here are a dozen innovative ones.
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UpToDate is an online database of medical information, essentially an online library of textbooks in about 17 medical specialties. It's updated about every three months, which makes it stand apart from hard-copy textbooks, which typically are updated every three to five years. Although it doesn't have a standalone mobile app, it's available through any mobile device that has Internet service. The app is priced from $195 to $495 per year for individuals. Site licenses for groups are available.
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?