Category Archives: IT

iMedicalApps: Apps for Post-Op Follow-Up

Study touts effectiveness and convenience of remote monitoring after surgery by iMedicalApps Staff May 03, 2017 Patients undergoing ambulatory surgical procedures are routinely sent home the same day of their surgery. Effective systems for follow-up to monitor for things like wound healing and pain management is therefore critical. Forcing patients to make the trek back… Read more » New Medical-Grade Smartwatch Announced

Verily launches Study Watch for use in medical research by Satish Misra MD April 26, 2017 Verily recently announced the launch of a new smartwatch called the Study Watch that will be focused on use in medical research studies. When it comes to smartwatches for healthcare, the Apple Watch has gotten most of the attention.… Read more »

iMedicalApps: VR Helps Bedridden Patients See Outside World

Multiple synched headsets allow whole families to participate • by Brian Chau MD March 23, 2017 An MIT startup, Rendever, is providing the opportunity for elderly patients with restricted mobility to experience the outside world through virtual reality. Rendever’s concept combines the use of multiple mobile VR headsets (appears to be a version of Samsung Gear… Read more »

Primary Care Procedures App a ‘Diamond in the Rough’

by Douglas Maurer DO, MPH March 08, 2017 Overall: A true diamond in the rough; the Proceducate medical app is an outstanding addition for primary care providers looking for affordable yet comprehensive options for reviewing/teaching common procedures. The video is most similar to Procedures Consult in format with excellent videos and fairly detailed text to… Read more »

3 tech breakthroughs that will change medicine

by Gienna Shaw | FierceHealthIT Mar 6, 2017 10:00am From brain implants to a map of human cells, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is out with its annual list of 10 breakthrough technologies. And although it’s peppered with cool stuff like face-detecting tech that can authorize payments and 360-degree selfies, three healthcare breakthroughs made this… Read more »

Not Feeling Well? Ask HealthTap’s ‘Dr. AI’

What to Do Next Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant, ventures into healthcare • by Satish Misra MD March 03, 2017 – This post originally appeared on Amazon’s Alexa is a voice-activated virtual assistant that can do a lot of things, from controlling the lights and temperature in your house to ordering a box of diapers stat.… Read more »

iMedical Apps: CoherentRx for Asthma Patient Education

• by Douglas Maurer DO, MPH February 21, 2017 Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions in children and adults with a prevalence of over 8% in U.S. children and 7% in adults. This translates to over 7 million children in the U.S. who have asthma and over 26 million people total. In 2007,… Read more »

Northwell Health pivots telehealth services to consumers

by Evan Sweeney | FierceHealthIT Jan 27, 2017 11:52am After years of using a telehealth platform to allow clinicians to consult with one another, one of New York’s largest health systems is taking steps to open the service up to patients. The transition has created new opportunities for units throughout Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ),… Read more »