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Déjà vu: Topol uses mHealth tools to help patient on a plane, again

Just hours after delivering a keynote address at the HIMSS annual conference in New Orleans on Tuesday, Eric Topol, on a plane bound for Houston, diagnosed a patient with atrial fibrillation using his iPhone enabled AliveCor heart monitor.

Med schools prep students to avoid device distractions

No doubt computers, smartphones and tablets have helped physicians improve access to information and, in turn, care delivery. For patients meeting with technology-armed docs, however, there can be a

Spit on a strip? New biochip measures glucose using saliva

Diabetics soon may be able to test their glucose levels in their saliva, rather than pricking themselves to draw blood for testing. Researchers at Brown University have created a biochip that can

Despite mHealth's growth, device maturation still needed

Many articles about the current explosion of mobile health apps, including those for healthcare professionals, presume that this is a new phenomenon. But a decade ago, there were so many mobile

6 physician social networks at a glance: Doximity

Site: Doximity Created: 2010 CEO: Jeff Tangney Number of members: 22,000 Target audience: All U.S. physicians About the network: If any site has the potential to supplant Sermo as king of the...

Expect to see more iPads used at point-of-care

The use of iPads in healthcare settings is likely to surge in the coming year, according to a survey of nearly 950 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) members. Nearly 70

Digital records are good, but what about all that paper?

Electronic medical records are a unique proposition. While just about any IT installation has to integrate with existing databases or networks, very few are crippled without uploading a bunch of data

Insomnia costing $42B a year; Minorities, poor less likely to see doctors with EMRs;

> A new report from Sanofi-Aventis and The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest contends that delays in insomnia diagnosis and treatment is costing the U.S. at least $42 billion in direct

OB aplication for use in iPhone cleared by FDA

The FDA has cleared a new obstetrics app for use on the iPhone, one of what we editors believe will be a rapidly growing stream of such medically-related iPhone software. The software, AirStrip OB,

Case study: Texas doctors get patient data via mobile

Now here's a strategy your editors expect to see being piloted nationwide, given that more than 50 percent of all U.S. physicians own PDAs or other mobile devices. Tomball (TX) Regional Medical