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Mobile Devices Prove Critical in Remote Trauma Care


Mobile Devices Prove Critical in Remote Trauma Care   technology tablets smartphones Journal of the American College of Surgeons Published in this month’s issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, a new study indicates that mobile technologies, including tablet computers, are increasingly viewed as being critically important in providing emergency care in remote trauma situations.

“Ninety percent of global trauma deaths occur in under-resourced or remote environments, with little or no capacity for injury surveillance,” the report summary reads.

As a result, surgeons from Vancouver, British Columbia developed an app – the electronic Trauma Health Record (eTHR) – for Apple’s iPad that culls and analyzes trauma care data in order to lend effective injury surveillance in remote environments.
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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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Grant Awarded to Study Tech’s Impact on Disabled Persons


Grant Awarded to Study Techs Impact on Disabled Persons   University of Michigan tablets smartphones mobile technology mHealth disabled persons The Ann Arbor Journal reports that a recently awarded $4.5 million federal grant will enable University of Michigan researchers to comprehensively study how technology can help young adults with various disabilities, including spinal cord dysfunction and neurodevelopmental disabilities.

In particular, the use of apps for smartphones and tablets, cloud devices and a U-M-developed video game will be studied to probe its potential ability to improve health and allow disabled persons to “become more independent.”

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Epocrates Publishes New ‘Future Physicians of America’ Survey


Epocrates Publishes New ‘Future Physicians of America’ Survey   tablets smartphones Epocrates doctors Digital Omnivores Affordable Care Act 8th Annual Future Physicians of America survey Epocrates has just published the results of its 8th Annual Future Physicians of America survey, which generated feedback from more than 1,000 respondents.

Topics explored in the survey include the use of technology and the state of the healthcare industry and medical schools.

Among the key findings from the new report are:

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Radiologists Embracing Mobile at a Fast Clip


Radiologists Embracing Mobile at a Fast Clip   tablets smartphones radiology radiologists Novation Mobile Apps This week, Novation – a hospital and health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company – released its 2013 Diagnostic Imaging Watch report, which points to an interesting and emerging reality in the healthcare industry.

It’s no secret that new diagnostic imaging equipment can be a costly investment for health care organizations given the rapid advancements in technology.  Fortunately, an encouraging trend could mitigate these financial burdens while still ensuring quality, cutting-edge care.

As it turns out, portable tablets and their corresponding mobile applications are hot commodities in the field of radiology today.

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Three-Quarters of Doctors Now Use Tablets


Three Quarters of Doctors Now Use Tablets   Taking the Pulse tablets mobile health Manhattan Research doctors Manhattan Research has published its latest Taking the Pulse report.

This annual market research study and syndicated advisory service focuses on how U.S. physicians use the Internet, digital media, mobile devices and other technologies for professional purposes and patient interaction.

According to Manhattan Research, the study is fielded annually in Q1 among more than 3,000 physicians.

The latest findings show that while smartphone, desktop and laptop use are largely consistent with previous numbers, the rate of tablet adoption among doctors has now skyrocketed to 72 percent.

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