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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Stress is a common source of anxiety for Americans. The U.S. Department of Defense has created a portable stress management tool, which consumers can use to practice breathing exercises for relaxation. Breathe2Relax helps with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management. The app, available for iPhone, iPad, and Android, can be used as a standalone stress reduction aid or in tandem with clinical care. It also includes a reference guide on the effects of stress on the body and instructions for dealing with stress.
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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