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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The American Red Cross has teamed up with Dr. Oz and Sharecare, an interactive website where industry experts answer consumer health and wellness questions, to develop S.O.S., step-by-step emergency instructional videos for Android smartphones. The S.O.S. Android app provides emergency protocols and guides, such as 3-D animations and visual demonstrations for the general public. Popular TV personality and surgeon Dr. Oz voices each instructional video describing how to provide care in urgent situations. Users, for example, can learn the basics of CPR and practice compressions using the visual and audio cues in S.O.S.
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?
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