Category Archives: Mobile Health

Smartphones Revive the Black Bag for Doctors: A Mixed Blessing?

Downloadable pdf file here Introduction As recently as the early ‘60s, doctors commonly made house calls carrying a black bag with the basic tools of their profession: stethoscope; thermometer; tongue depressor; otoscope; blood pressure cuff; an assortment of bandages; needles … Continue reading

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Patients Do More than Engage — They Can Take Control

While CMS is focused on patient portals in EHRs to engage patients, patients have been engaging themselves with the aid of smartphones.  Smartphones have been supplemented with a variety of external sensors which track health parameters, providing information for the … Continue reading

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HIMSS13 Highlights: mHealth and Data Analytics

There were many events that captivated me at the recent HIMSS meeting in New Orleans. Here are a few of my favorites, some of which I had run across before, and some surprises. A major highlight was Dr. Eric Topol’s … Continue reading

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ECG Receives Attention from Apps Developers

A series of current iPhone apps and those in development, offer a set of sophisticated diagnostic tools for cardiology. Here is a sampling of ECG apps. Alivecor has developed a ECG device that turns an iPhone into a ECG machine.

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