Study Reveals Key Factors in PHR Adoption

A study published this week in the Journal of Medical Internet Research investigates the key requirements for increasing personal health record adoption. The study was conducted with 760 patients from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital and concludes with the not-surprising result that ease of use and perceived value to consumers were the two primary factors for high adoption rates.

Study Reveals Key Factors in PHR Adoption

The study went on to suggest a link exists between non-adopters and age, income, and education, finding that non-adopters had generally lower incomes, were less educated, and reported an overall lower use of technology.

Read more...

iPhone App Helps Diagnose Atrial Fibrillation

AliveCor, an iPhone app and iPhone compatible device that provides a low-cost mobile ECG heart monitor, has proven itself by correctly diagnosing atrial fibrillation 95 percent of the time. Researchers compared diagnostic interpretation of the app with that of a 12-lead ECG interpreted by a cardiologist.

iPhone App Helps Diagnose Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation, or an irregular heart beat, is often an asymptomatic condition but correlates with a high risk of stroke.

Read more...

Tablet Adoption Grows Among Clinic Physicians

A recent mHIMSS study reveals a growing number of doctors using mobile devices, with between 40 percent and 50 percent reporting that they use tablets. Interestingly, early fears of alienating patients in the exam room appear to be subsiding as 80 percent of consumers report wanting to see their doctors use mobile health solutions.

Tablet Adoption Grows Among Clinic Physicians

An earlier Epocrates study suggests the same increasing adoption of technology as it finds that one in three physicians plan to buy an iPad mini due to its size.

Read more...

Smartphone Data Used to Suppress Dengue Epidemic in Pakistan

Following a historic dengue fever outbreak in Pakistan last year, government officials this year employ a new tracking system, rooted in sophisticated algorithms that monitor nationwide internet search terms, smartphone location data, and hospital reported key indicators to make epidemic predictions for regional target areas requiring on the ground mosquito larvae extermination.

Smartphone Data Used to Suppress Dengue Epidemic in Pakistan

The project was headed by Umar Saif, a recipient of the MIT Innovators Under 35 award in 2011. Previously, Saif worked with Google to develop Flubreaks, a system that analyzed inbound search trends on Google to provide regionalized early warning indicators of epidemics.

Read more...

Android Tablet Growth Outpaces iPad in Third Quarter Sales

Android, Amazon, ASUS, and Lenovo market share in the tablet market all grew in the third quarter due to a significant and unexpected drop in Apple tablet sales. Apple, coming into the third quarter with a 65.5 percent global market share, lost 15 percent dropping to 50.4 percent market share to end the quarter.

Android Tablet Growth Outpaces iPad in Third Quarter Sales

Analysts speculate that consumer interest in full-sized Apple tablets stalled while rumors of the release of the iPad Mini circulated, which impacted overall tablet sales for the market leader during the quarter. Analyst predictions are strong for Apple moving into the holiday season.

Read more...
↑ Back to top

Founding Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors