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Saving Sight Worldwide: iPad App Used for Visual Field Screenings


Saving Sight Worldwide: iPad App Used for Visual Field Screenings   visualFields Visual Field Screenings tablet Mobile Devices IPad app American Academy of Ophthalmology The new – and free — visualFields app for the iPad is making it possible to perform visual field screenings in remote areas of the world.

A study was recently conducted in Nepal to assess the ability of the low-cost program for the iPad to perform visual screenings. In Nepal, access to medical equipment is limited and carrying equipment through the mountains is difficult. Fortunately, the iPad is small and less expensive than other equipment.

Andrew Iwach, MD, clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, tells Medscape that “these are solutions and tools that we can use today; they can be used internationally; they can be used remotely.” He says their presence can be leveraged for general health as well.

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Study Shows Tablet Program Mitigates Patient Readmission Rates


Study Shows Tablet Program Mitigates Patient Readmission Rates   tablets mobile tech Mobile Devices mHealth IPad hospital readmissions HackensackAlliance ACO New Jersey-based HackensackAlliance, an accountable care organization (or ACO), says it has taken care coordination “to the next, high-tech level.”

The organization recently began giving patients their own 4G tablets for the purpose of helping to better manage their care.

The ACO gives 4G tablets to patients with chronic heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and/or diabetes, since those are the three leading causes of readmissions in the HackensackAlliance ACO, according to Noreen Hartnett, BSN, RN, patient care navigator with HackensackAlliance ACO.
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Fisher Price: Tech for Toddlers is a Healthy Fit


Fisher Price: Tech for Toddlers is a Healthy Fit   The Apptivity Seat tablets mobile technology IPad Fisher Price Since 2010, many companies have produced accessories and compatible products for Apple’s iPad. But the latest is a brand you don’t often equate with leading consumer electronics.

Coming to a store near you is the new Apptivity Seat, a Fisher Price baby bouncer that includes a special holder for the Apple iPad.

Fisher Price thinks little ones are never too little for technology. And the interest swirling around the company’s new product may prove that Fisher Price is correct.

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Alora Healthcare Systems Pioneers First Native iPad App for Home Health Visits


Alora Healthcare Systems Pioneers First Native iPad App for Home Health Visits   mobile health mHealth IPad iOS Home Health Visits apple Alora Healthcare Systems Atlanta based home health software provider Alora Healthcare Systems has just released the first Apple approved  native iPad app for Home Health visits.

The world first observed the “Alora SN Note” in action earlier this week during a special preview session for the company’s clients. The app will be officially launched at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Annual Conference in Washington, DC later this week.

Following a focused developmental phase and subsequent approval by Apple, the new app is now available to users of Alora’s Home Health Software, can be purchased for download in the Apple App Store.
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Senior Telehealth Gets Boost in Connecticut Town


Senior Telehealth Gets Boost in Connecticut Town   telehealth Senior Telehealth senior care mobile health mHealth news IPad Health and Human Services Commission Connecticut American TeleCare (ATI) In a Connecticut town called New Canaan, the local Health and Human Services Commission — working with the Human Services Department — is eying an expansion of the New Canaan Video Telehealth Wellness program in October.

Approved as a pilot program earlier this month, the use of technology to record and track participants’ health is seen as a vitally important component of modern senior healthcare.

“New Canaan is believed to be the first in the country to use this technology that could keep seniors healthy and in their own homes,” writes local news reporter Cristina Commendatore of the NCAdvisor.

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Inspect2GO Secures New Mobile Health Inspection Contract


Inspect2GO Secures New Mobile Health Inspection Contract   mobile app IPad Inspect2GO FDA EH2GO Inspect2GO, a provider of environmental health inspection software to municipalities nationwide, continues to make an impact in its critically important field with the use of mobile technology.

On Thursday, the company announced a new relationship to illustrate the expansion of its important work and extensive reach.

The City of Columbia, Missouri has purchased Inspect2GO’s EH2GO, which is billed as a total solution software package designed specifically for environmental health departments.

The project is funded, in part, by an FDA Grant awarded to The City.

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German Surgeon Successfully Uses iPad in Operating Room


German Surgeon Successfully Uses iPad in Operating Room   iPad in surgery IPad Germany Reuters confirms that a doctor in Germany recently completed an intricate liver surgery using Apple’s iPad throughout the sensitive procedure.

Specifically, the tablet was used to access and visualize planning data during the operation..

”With this feature, we can almost see into the body and make the tumors and the vascular system visible,” explains Prof. Dr. Karl Oldhafer, Head of the Department of General and Visceral Surgery, Asklepios Hospital in Hamburg Barmbek.

The tablet uses augmented reality, which allows the liver to be filmed with an iPad and overlaid during an operation with virtual 3D models reconstructed from the real organ.

 

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