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12 Top Health Apps From Uncle Sam

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.

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9/23/2012 | 2:11:41 AM
re: 12 Top Health Apps From Uncle Sam
It's great to see the government taking the initative to move healthcare into the 21st century. I especially like the PTSD coach for veterans. There seems to be nothing more intuitive and easy than having apps that help people manage their health & chronic diseases. Now we just need to get the public downloading them!
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