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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iHealth's mobile blood pressure monitoring system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod users comes with a blood pressure cuff and a portable battery-operated dock that doubles as a charging station for the Apple iOS devices. Patients can view their blood pressure readings, track them over time, and run reports. The results can be shared with their doctors, as well as family and other caregivers, via email. They can be pushed to Twitter and Facebook to start social media discussions with other hypertension patients and their caregivers. The monitoring cuff and docking station are $99; the companion app is free.
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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?