Search Tag: mobile app

Health Management

Entrepreneurial Doctors

2016 27 Feb

They say that necessity is the mother of invention and nowhere is this truer than in the trend for medical professionals turned entrepreneurs in the aim to present a workable solution to obstacles they encounter in their practices.Medical entrepreneurship, particularly in the IT field, is widely supported by both peer groups, government agencies and... Read more

IT Management

App Helps Reduce Suicidal Thoughts in Stressed Interns

2015 27 Nov

New doctors working round the clock during their internship experience a predictable sharp rise in stress and pressure, which often leads to depression and suicidal thoughts. Now a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry shows that an online tool to support their mental health may cut the rate of suicidal thoughts in half.MoodGYM — a free web-based cognitive... Read more

ICU Management

MyICU App Introduced

2015 11 Nov

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), in Boston, USA, has launched a new app, MyICU, that serves as a communication tool to better engage ICU patients and family members in decisions. The app can be accessed from the dedicated iPad in each ICU room, or remotely via a smartphone or home computer, using a secure login. The online tool allows users... Read more

IT Management

Quiet Hospital Initiative Improves Care Coordination

2015 03 Aug

To prevent noise pollution caused by too much use of the overhead paging system, Inspira Health Network recently launched its Quiet Hospital Initiative. The goal was to reduce the estimated 150 overhead pages a day, improve patient satisfaction and staff morale, and find a better way for clinicians to communicate and share data in real time.   Inspira... Read more

IT Management

Figure 1: Crowdsourcing for Clinicians

2015 17 Jul

As its name suggests, Figure 1 is a mobile app for sharing images. Medical professionals can upload photos, x-rays, biopsies and other images of their patients' health conditions or disorders. Figure 1, also referred to as “Instagram for doctors", lets colleagues chime in with comments, questions and potential diagnoses.The app was launched in May 2013... Read more

IMAGING Management

App from Children's Hospital LA Enables Image-Sharing

2015 19 May

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has become the first clinical site to offer a free app that allows patient families to receive imaging files via smartphones and other mobile devices, or to request the files be sent directly to another caregiver. The large data files (eg, a typical MR image is about 500 MB in size) are encrypted and stored securely on... Read more

Cardiology Management

Mobile App Speeds Treatment for Heart Attack Patients

2015 19 Mar

CodeHeart, a mobile app developed at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, allows heart attack patients to be treated more quickly (some an average of 30 percent faster) reducing potential heart damage, according to a new study reported in the journal Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine.The app allows hospital... Read more


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