Many of the best native apps recognize that mobile devices are “not just a laptop replacement,” says Nicole Hennig, former head of the User Experience Group for MIT Libraries. Hennig cofounded the website Apps for Academics and also teaches a popular online course on apps at Apps4Librarians.com. “It’s a different kind of device,” with capabilities that go beyond those of a regular computer. “They really are enabling education in a big new way, and I think a lot of people don’t quite realize the depth of that yet.”
It’s a busy office day, and Mrs. J is seated calmly in my exam room. She has a history of an intermittent heart rhythm disturbance. She says she feels well, but that she also gets a little dizzy at times and feels her heart skip once in a while. The nurse who took the vitals typed “pulse irregular” on the electronic chart. The last few times Mrs. J was in the office, the vitals were similar, and an ECG was usually obtained, showing only a minor abnormality.
I’d like to know if anything has changed, but it takes a couple of minutes to order the ECG, have the patient disrobe, attach 16 leads of the machine, and then record the rhythm –and I’m already a little behind.
Instead, I pull out my smartphone and ask Mrs. J to hold it gently in her hands for 15 seconds. Voila! On its display (and immediately uploaded wirelessly to a secured server) is Mrs. J’s heart rhythm, showing no significant change.
I am a tech nut and, some would say, an Apple “fan boy” (Okay, let’s get this straight, I am STILL using an iPhone 4, but for good reason. Keep reading to learn why!). I’m the one at the office who colleagues frequently come to for app advice. My latest app acquisition connects my personal interest to my professional work.
Typically, when talking all things Apple, I use the word “toy” frequently. This time, however, I can confidently say that my latest iPhone 4 case falls into the category of “tool.” And when I say tool, I mean an incredibly powerful device that is the first of many in the mobile realm that may significantly change health care.
The mobile and “apps” market has been growing rapidly and steadily for the past few years. With the introduction of the iPad in 2010, the tablet market is gaining attention as product value soars in many industries. Health and pharmaceuticals is one of those industries openly accepting the mobile and tablet takeover as these devices and their “apps” bring added benefit and new innovative solutions. In a follow up to last week’s post,Arithmos discusses the market and how devices are being integrated.
The pharmaceutical industry has been embracing these markets for several reasons. One of the biggest reasons is patient compliance. Patients want the “WOW Factor ” – the digital and personalized experience.
Devices such as tablets and smartphones can cut clinical trial costs as well. Setting up desktops or laptops, or even printing paper, can be more expensive than simply downloading information on a device. Using these devices also allows patients to just send information via click or an IM/SMS. With the installation of ”apps”, medical information can be downloaded instantly by doctors or Investigators.
With this complete application for iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5 you can get helped in finance problems and calculations, get the latest currency conversions rates and you can also convert any value you want, you can listen to the radio while you're working on.. You can also read a RSS Feed and edit a photo like the Instagram app does.
think most marketers now accept that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach, and the decision should be made based on the business needs and aims of individual companies. However a new report from Compuware suggests that consumer preference is strongly in favour of apps (85%) ahead of mobile sites. The most common reason for this is that apps are seen to be more convenient (55%), faster (48%) and easier to browse (40%).