Choosing a mobile app that tracks health or offers help in emergency situations can prove challenging. The U.S. government's recent digital initiative has prompted federal agencies to create free apps for clinicians and patients.
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mTBI Pocket Guide, for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, is a resource for people suffering from mild traumatic brain injury, a condition that may cause communication and thinking problems. Created by the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, the app is geared toward service members and veterans. Clinicians can use it as a reference to recognize and manage patients' symptoms, and the app's interactive decision trees help identify the best interventions for patients. mTBI Pocket Guide reflects current clinical standards of care, including guidelines from the U.S. Department of Defense. A key feature is the ICD-9 coding wizard, a documentation tool for providers.
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?