iPhone/iPad Healthcare News 8/23/10

By M

HTH Worldwide launches six more mPassport destination-specific iPhone apps to help travelers fid healthcare services in East and Southeast Asia. The destinations include Tokyo, Shanghai, Manila, Singapore, Bangkok, and Ho Chi Minh City.

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Here is a good post on why iPads are taking off in hospitals.

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Highmark, a Pennsylvania-based health insurer, and A.D.A.M Inc create an iPhone app, Health@Hand, to provide first aid information, health articles, and information about local healthcare providers and facilities.

Wave Technology Group and University of Chicago Hospital’s Pediatric Epilepsy Center collaborate to create a small prototype device and complex software that can monitor brainwaves of people with epilepsy and then send them from a patient’s smart phone to a monitoring center for analysis.

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The iPhone case “Pulse” is designed to slip over the hand to help perform CPR in conjunction with the pocketCPR app.

The Louisiana Poison Center uses an iPad to help manage patients poisoned by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It uses the LogMeIn app to connect to the center’s data collection application, which forwards all reports of oil-related poisoning to the US Health Department.

MD Magazine becomes one of the first all-digital publications designed exclusively for the Apple iPad, covering subjects that are important to the personal and professional lives of physicians, including “travel, finance, profiles of physicians, technology, dining, and entertainment.”

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Mind Commerce LLC releases a report, iPad in Healthcare: Challenges and Opportunities. Priced at $307, it’s supposed to help identify target healthcare applications for the iPad and to explain barriers and strengths, driving forces, opportunities, and challenges. Or, you could follow HIStalk Mobile for free!

M is an anonymous contributor to HIStalk Mobile, focusing on new mobile applications and iPhone/iPad news.

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