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September 30, 2013

Acadian Ambulance updates first responders with rugged Motion tablets

Acadian Ambulance, which is headquartered out of Lafayette, Louisiana, announced recently that it is deploying F5t rugged tablet computers from Motion Computing across their fleet for mobile dispatch and electronic patient care recording.

The company’s fleet includes more than 400 ambulances, eight medical transport helicopters and five fixed-wing aircraft. The company and its subsidiaries provide service to a multitude of Louisiana parishes; Jackson County, Mississippi; and parts of Texas. Having a portable patient information system that could stand the rigors of first responders was critical, say Acadian officials.

“When we began looking for an electronic [...]

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September 23, 2013

FDA announces plans to regulate two broad categories of apps

On Monday, the F.D.A. said its oversight will apply to two broad categories of apps:

Those intended to be used as “an accessory to a regulated medical device” – for example, an app that enables a healthcare provider to diagnose a condition by viewing a medical image from a picture archiving or communication system on a smartphone or tablet; or Apps that “transform a mobile platform into a regulated medical device” – for example, apps that turn smartphones into an electrocardiography (ECG) machine that can detect abnormal heart rhythms or determine if a patient is experiencing a heart attack.

Apps that fall into these two categories [...]

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June 17, 2013

Healthcare: The great hope of tablet computing

When these devices give way to the next generation of instruments (Google Glass?), tablet computing will have developed a healthy relationship in the healthcare sector. They're compact, portable and have all the basic computing functions on which doctors rely on.

Why doctors love tablets

Citing an article from Scoop.it, 62 percent of doctors in America now use tablet computers. The article also claims that most prefer the iPad, but many use a variety of other mobile devices in the workplace, as well.

One of the reasons doctors love tablets is the versatility of the device. At work, they can be used to access radiographic images, patient reports, and other [...]

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December 30, 2012

10 best iPad medical and healthcare apps

Healthcare goes high tech, with these iPad apps designed to help medical practitioners and students alike.


Pocket Pharmacist

Pocket Pharmacist is a complete guide to drug interactions. It’s also got an included medical dictionary, pill identifier, searchable database of symptoms, and information about various herbs and supplements.

Download iPad/iOS  [$1.99] Visual Anatomy

This interactive visual guide contains more than 700 feature points, each with a label and description. Gray’s Anatomy images have also been added, making Visual Anatomy a complete resource for physicians, students, [...]

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November 1, 2012

Big pharma is prescribing iPads

Research and Markets says that every major biopharmaceutical company has developed iPad apps. The apps cover the entire range of activities from helping incontinent patients find a public toilet and educating doctors on drugs to reading electronic medical and health records.

In the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry, tablets have been deployed across a range of use cases, including sales representatives using them in their interaction with physicians, to research labs and production processes.

In addition to the two-thirds of doctors and physicians already already using tablets, Research and Markets says 70% of of non-users in the U.S. plan to buy a tablet in the [...]

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October 3, 2012

Almost 1 in 10 U.S. adults use tablets to access health information: study

The firm’s Cybercitizen Health U.S. 2012 study discovered that there were 29 million people using tablets for these purposes in 2012 compared to 15 million in 2011.

These new figures would equate to one in ten U.S. adults (based on a projected adult population of 314 million by the U.S. Consensus Bureau) or 40% of all U.S. tablet owners (according to an earlier survey in the year from eMarketer).

Despite these strong figures, smartphones remain the dominant mobile device for pulling up health information or using health tools, with 75 million using their smartphones for this purpose in 2011 compared to 61 million in 2011.

The tablet activity was across both [...]

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May 12, 2012

Can iPads help hospitals with clinical trials recruitment?

Clinical research in pediatrics is often hampered by the difficulty health providers have in recruiting patients for studies. According to the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, 84% of parents are not aware of medical research opportunities for children.

Could iPads in the waiting room help medical researchers recruit patients into clinical trials?

That’s the question researchers at the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System sought to answer recently. Speaking April 27 at the 5th Annual Healthcare Informatics Symposium sponsored by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, David Hanauer, MD, MS, clinical [...]

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May 10, 2012

Healthcare report: Tablet adoption has doubled among physicians in the last year

The research group claims that the 62% penetration is more than double than that of last year, and unsurprisingly notes Apple’s iPad as the preferred slate of choice among the working, tech-using doctors.

The study, which took in the views of 3,015 practising physicians covering 25 specialities in the US in the first quarter of the year, also found that physicians with three screens (tablets, smartphones and desktops/laptops) spend more of their workday on the internet, and revealed that over two-thirds of these folk are now using video to keep up-to-date with the latest clinical information.

"Physicians are evolving in ways we expected — only [...]

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March 13, 2012

Doctors are 250% more likely to own a tablet than other consumers [infographic]

The data, put together in the infographic below, details that about 88% of doctors are in full support of patients tracking their health at home, using the aforementioned apps, especially for watching their weight, blood sugar levels and checking vital signs.

“With the forthcoming changes to the U.S. healthcare system, there will be an increased focus on wellness programs and preventative medicine,” said Chad Udell, managing director of Float Mobile Learning, when speaking to Mashable. “Mobile health offers a tremendous opportunity for people to become more involved in their own health and wellness.”

The research found that 80% of doctors use [...]

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February 14, 2012

Are tablets right for your supply chain operation?

A 2011 study by Morgan Stanley Research surveying 50 chief information officers suggests that tablet enterprise adoption could be more widespread than many investors expected.

Two-thirds of the surveyed CIOs expected to either purchase tablets for some employees or to allow employee-owned tablets onto their networks within one year.

Tablets are gaining steady traction in the supply chain and logistics space due to their software flexibility, intuitive interface and broad range of shapes, sizes and durability levels. By leveraging a software application that seamlessly operates on a tablet, businesses have a sophisticated mobile tool that is easy to use and addresses [...]

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