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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LactMed is an app for nursing mothers who want to know the effects of particular drugs and dietary supplements on breastfeeding. Part of the National Library of Medicine's Toxicology Data Network, the database includes information on the levels of various substances in breast milk and infant blood, as well as possible adverse effects on babies. LactMed not only houses a library of drugs that breastfeeding mothers may be exposed to, but it also suggests alternate drugs. The app--available for iPhone, iPad, and Android--is organized into substance-specific records, which are derived from scientific literature.
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?