Family doc's smartphone app helps to track childhood immunizations; University of Michigan researchers develop skin cancer app;

> Family physician Sarah Kidder of Hinsdale, Ill.-based Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, recently received $11,000 from the American Academy of Family Physicians to build a smartphone app to track childhood immunizations, according to WesternSprings, an offshoot of the Chicago Sun-Times.  The award will allow her to expand and test EasyVax, a mobile health tool she previously created. Post

> A new app developed by researchers at the University of Michigan helps users to monitor suspicious moles or skin lesions, the school announced last week. The app--UMSkinCheck--allows users to monitor changes to moles and lesions over time, and also allows users to share such images securely with a dermatologist to determine the necessity of a biopsy. Announcement

> Lincoln, Neb.-based MacPractice--a developer of practice management and clinical software for doctors' offices--last Thursday launched MacPractice MD, DDS, DC and 20/20 Clipboard iPad Apps. The apps are touted as being able to streamline patient registration s, and are available for free download in Apple's App Store announcement. Announcement

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