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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When a physician is caring for an inpatient who just had a heart attack, he needs up-to-the-minute information, even when he can't be at the patient's bedside. This application from AirStrip Technologies provides near-real-time electrocardiogram data directly to an iPad or iPhone. Most docs look at ECGs remotely by viewing scanned ECG strips or accessing them on a desktop. AirStrip Cardiology provides more options. AirStrip also has a mobile app for remote access to a bedside fetal heart monitor. With AirStrip OB, clinicians can view up-to-the-minute FHM strips on an iPhone or iPad.
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?