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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PTSD Coach was designed for veterans and military service members who have--or might have--post-traumatic stress disorder. The app educates users about PTSD and provides self-assessment tools. In addition to finding support, users can access tools for managing daily stress, practicing relaxation skills, and learning common self-help strategies. The highly rated app--available for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices--can be customized, so those suffering from PTSD can use their own contacts, photos, and music to get a more personalized experience. PTSD Coach, which was created by the Department of Veterans Affairs' National Center for PTSD in collaboration with Department of Defense's National Center for Telehealth and Technology, is intended both for people who are in treatment and those who aren't.
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?
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?