Category Archives: IT

Technology Helps Keep Arthritis Patients on Track

Juvenile and adult patients benefit from digital tools by John Gever, Managing Editor, MedPage Today  November 10, 2017 SAN DIEGO — Two studies presented here at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting showed that online technologies were able to improve self-management in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and rheumatoid arthritis. For JIA, teens… Read more »

iMedicalApps: Mobile Sonogram Could Bring Access to Remote Areas

While promising, the technology has a way to go by iMedicalApps Staff October 11, 2017 Sonography in remote areas is often affected by access limitations. Sonograms are typically interpreted after the patient has already left the facility by off-site radiologists. If additional images are required by the radiologist to make a definitive diagnosis, another examination… Read more »

iMedicalApps: Which Pregnancy Apps to Recommend?

Latest app has kick-counter, contraction timer built-in by Douglas Maurer DO, MPH, FAAFP September 29, 2017 The app store is bursting with apps for pregnant patients. Which ones should we recommend? For years, the Department of Defense/Veterans Affairs Pregnancy Guide – the Purple Book – has been our go-to guide for patients. Every obstetrics patient… Read more »

iMedicalApps: Mobile EKG Helps Diagnose Afib

Three studies of Kardia Mobile suggest accuracy, ease-of-use by Greg Von Portz September 12, 2017 AliveCor recently announced results from several independent studies that showed how one of their flagship products, Kardia Mobile, may improve outcomes for patients with atrial fibrillation. Kardia works by wirelessly connecting a pulse-monitoring pad to a smartphone, tablet, and wearables… Read more »

Artificial intelligence is transforming radiology, but it still can’t make human judgment calls

by Joanne Finnegan |FierceHealth Jul 18, 2017 11:53am Automation is expected to replace millions of jobs in the coming years, but it’s not just blue-collar workers in the crossfire. Technology is changing the way some doctors work, and that could result in lower demand for some specialties. As artificial intelligence expands into healthcare, radiologists will… Read more »

iMedicalApps: Apple’s Secret Personal Health Records Project

Can they succeed where Google and Microsoft failed? by Greg Von Portz July 17, 2017 After the high-profile failures of Google Health and Microsoft HealthVault, can tech titan Apple find a way to centralize personal health data, and could it solve medicine’s interoperability problem? CNBC reports that Apple is working in secret to develop a… Read more »

iMedicalApps: Can Apple Watch Read Glucose Levels?

Engineers purportedly working in secret to develop non-invasive technology by Iltifat Husain, MD and Greg von Portz May 11, 2017 The Apple Watch could soon be used as a tool for glucose monitoring that could change the lives of millions of people who are managing diabetes, according to CNBC. The news organization reported that Apple… Read more »

iMedicalApps: New App for Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Researchers test SCI Health Storylines app for self-management by MedPage Today Staff May 04, 2017 A team of Canadian researchers recently presented an innovative health app designed to support patients recovering from spinal cord injuries. We’ve seen some exciting applications of digital health tools to support rehabilitation. These include apps for patients recovering from injuries… Read more »