Another great slideshow at the recent Medicine 2.0 Congress which I had to miss because I spoke in another session. Jennifer Dyer about developing a mobile app for patients.
Posts from the ‘Mobile’ Category
It seems this week there are more and more useful medical apps getting some attention. The developers of Caracal just ave me access to their app. It uses a special search algorithm for coming up with potential diagnoses when adding symptoms.
It’s like a medical search engine in which you can simply input medical words—can be signs, symptoms or lab results—to be able to get the list of possible diseases (differential diagnosis) that affect the patient. Its unique searching algorithm is based on mathematical results with the most likely diseases showing up near the top of the search.The app is specially designed for healthcare professionals mainly in internal medicine, family medicine, surgery, pediatrics, nursing as well as medical students to let them save practice time, money and also reduce medical malpractice.
- A database of 1,600 diseases, expected to be enriched in the near future
- Search inputs from a database of 2,200 signs, symptoms, and lab findings
- A user-friendly interface
- A unique searching algorithm
- Clinical decision support system (CDSS)
- Symptoms are listed in alphabetical order for easy access
- Differential diagnosis is displayed in less than two seconds of search
- Most likely diseases to match search are displayed toward top of results
- No Internet connection required
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iDoo that I came across at the recent Smartmobil conference aims to become a mobilized personal trainer who even measures your performance. In order to reach this goal, the developers are looking for beta testers. It looks great and I hope a lot of people will sign up through the link below.
iDoo gives you the flexibility to perform the perfect training, anywhere, anytime. The app is based on a patent pending algorithm that uses several sensors of the smartphone to compare the movement of the user with the perfect motion desired by the exercise. The app features several exercises, targeting different muscles and body parts.
We are looking for testers to try out the first 15 warm-up exercises! Apply for the test following the link here, and be among the first users to try this revolutionary fitness app ever.
Prognosis has been one of my favorite Android apps as it helps me keep myself up-to-date whenever I have to stand in a line somewhere. It lets me read patient cases and solve them. The developers just let me know their newest app, Prognosis for Moms for iPads is out! It was designed for pregnant women to help them know more about potential pregnancy-related issues.
Pregnancy is a joyous occasion but the road is not always smooth. A variety of medical conditions can occur along the way – which are all too easily missed.
Prognosis for Moms gives you an in-depth understanding of these issues, via real-world stories presented in a cartoon format.
The Mayo Clinic Patient app is an easy-to-use tool for navigating your visit while at a Mayo Clinic campus. The app also provides community information, including directions to local restaurants, entertainment, and much more.
Some of the features include:
- Access to request an appointment
- Navigation to amenities on the Mayo Clinic campus as well as in the community
- Up-to-date appointment schedule
- 24/7 access to your lab results and medical record
- Notifications regarding important information
- Up-to-date Mayo Clinic news, publications, and videos
Every single person in the world has a health story. As a doctor, my job is to help people edit the story that your health is telling and to treat your story as unique to make you healthier. It’s our signature challenge to become more efficient and accurate editors as digital healthcare begins to scale worldwide, which can create 8 billion health stories.
According to recent research that has been shared with Wikimedia UK, use of Wikipedia for medical information is almost universal among a sample of doctors. Many of them praise its accuracy, but they are aware of its faults and that it needs to be read critically.
Good Medical Practice (2006) is our current core guidance for doctors. We review it every five years to make sure it is up to date and reflects what doctors and patients think are the important principles and values of good care. Good Medical Practice is supported by a range of shorter statements which explain some of the principles in Good Medical Practice in more detail. You can read all our current guidance on our website at www.gmc-uk.org/guidance
Through innovation and technology, California think tank Singularity University aims to push the frontiers of progress. But what happens when high-tech advances end up in the wrong hands? Economics correspondent Paul Solman raises some disturbing questions as part of his ongoing reporting series, Making Sen$e of financial news.
The difference stems from a fundamental difference in the construction of the networks. In Facebook, both parties must agree on the relationship. Once you have “friended” each other, you are on roughly equal footing. This mutual agreement to exchange information gives people a sense of privacy that Facebook is repeatedly jeopardizing as they lurch from dorm room experiment to world changing company.
I was asked to contribute to the development of medical apps for Android with my ideas in a course at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. I will help students come up with meaningful and exciting medical apps.
I’ve written about Android in medicine several times and now I’m asking you whether you have ideas about it or you know iPhone apps which should have Android alternatives as well.