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McGill University Health Care, SeamlessMD Studying New Patient Tablet App

McGill University Health Care, SeamlessMD Studying New Patient Tablet AppmHealthWatch learned on Thursday morning that McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) Steinberg-Bernstein Centre for Minimally Invasive Surgery has partnered with SeamlessMD, a company that provides a cloud-based patient engagement solution for surgery.

Together, the partners will perform the first-ever study of a patient tablet application for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery.

The study, which is funded by the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), will determine whether a patient tablet application can improve patient adherence to ERAS care processes, reduce manual labour needed for data auditing and improve patient outcomes.

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The Virtual Doctor Is In — If You Have a Smartphone or Tablet

The Virtual Doctor Is In -- If You Have a Smartphone or TabletWhat’s in store when it comes to the future of healthcare?

Well, the doctor will still be in — if you have a smartphone or a tablet. It’s all “virtual,” of course, but it just might be a good thing.

Virtual care is a big trend in the connected healthcare marketplace, according to a new eMarketer report entitled “Connected Health: More than Just Wearables: What Marketers Need to Know About Digitally Enabled Care.”

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Saving Sight Worldwide: iPad App Used for Visual Field Screenings

Saving Sight Worldwide iPad App Used for Visual Field ScreeningsThe 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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Reports: Docs Prefer Tablets to Smartphones for Reading Med Pubs

Reports Docs Prefer Tablets to Smartphones for Reading Med PubsA recent survey finds that doctors prefer tablets to smartphones for reading medical publications.

Today, more than 25% of physicians use a tablet to read healthcare-related material. The Sources & Interactions Study also shows that just over half (51%) of physicians actively use a tablet for professional purposes.

“Overall, more doctors are using smartphones for professional purposes than tablets, but there are a small number of tasks that they are more likely to perform on a tablet,” Kantar Media reports.

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FDA Approves Medical Imaging Application

Carestream has recently received FDA approval for its Vue Motion medical imaging application.

Designed to function without downloading anything and with any vendor or platform, Carestream views its device’s “operating system agnostic” nature as what sets Vue Motion apart from other similar apps. Additionally, the application can be integrated with most PACS systems, DICOM archives, and XDS repositories, enabling it to pull images from various locations to view from a physician’s tablet.

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Military Families Receive mHealth Benefits

Health Net Federal Services, LLC has launched a mobile site for the TRICARE North Region. Designed to provide health benefits for military personnel, retirees, and their dependents, TRICARE North Region members now have access to the most commonly sought after health information via smartphone or tablet, independent of where they are within the region.

Covering the area spanning Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and parts of Tennessee, Missouri and Iowa, the TRICARE North Region is home to approximately three million beneficiaries. Thus, a mobile website is an ideal means for members to stay connected to their health network.

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Could Blackberry’s PlayBook Find a Place in Mobile Healthcare?

We’ve talked a lot about the role of tablet devices in the healthcare industry, with most of that discussion surrounding Apple’s iPad and its dominance so far.

With security being a primary concern, however, it’s been suggested that the largely ill-fated Blackberry PlayBook may see a resurgence within the healthcare industry.  In terms of deep mobile security integrations, RIM has always been known as a leader with its various smartphones and Blackberry Internet & Enterprise Service platforms.

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