Category Archives: Mobile Health
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
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
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
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.