Of course, mobile phones can also allow healthcare professionals to monitor patient vitals remotely. One software developer that’s having some success with this is Airstrip Technologies. Airstrip Technologies has created some iPhone apps for Obstetricians, Critical Care, Cardiology, and Imaging, that allow healthcare professionals to monitor patient vitals via their iphone. I’m impressed that they’ve managed to make their applications compliant with HIPAA patient privacy regulations, as well as gaining clearance from the FDA. Some of the hospitals using these apps include Cleveland Clinic, a hospital in Houston, and a hospital in Richmond, VA.
Epocrates is probably the most popular mobile application with doctors, specializing in drug information. Epocrates is available for many different devices, including the iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and Palm devices. As far as I know Epocrates is not yet available for Google phones, but they state that an application is in the works. Also note that Epocrates has a free version, at least for the iPhone, but it of course doesn’t have all the same features as the paid version.
Medical Mobile Apps Sarah Jewell, MLS Clinical Medical Librarian Denali Oncology Group Saturday, Mar. 26, 2011 http://library.mskcc.org [email_address] http://twitter.com/jewells_mskcc
http://library.mskcc.org Can text messaging help smokers quit?
Patient/Consumer Apps Medline Plus (most phones, mobile website) Family Drug Guide – (Android, Blackberry, and iPhone, $5) NIH’s My Dietary Supplements – (iPhone, free) Breast Cancer Diagnosis Guide – (iPhone, free) iChemoDiary – (iPhone, free) by Merck http://library.mskcc.org
Beware Bias- WebMD & Eli Lilly NYTimes: Online Medical Advice Can Be a Prescription for Fear- WebMD & Eli Lilly http://library.mskcc.org
Healthcare Professionals http://library.mskcc.org 72% of American doctors currently own smartphones The First iPhone doctor
Drug Information at a Glance http://library.mskcc.org
Smartphones, PDAs just as good as 'secondary' monitors for reading images http://library.mskcc.org
Radiologists diagnose appendicitis using an iPhone http://library.mskcc.org
Fast cancer detection with a phone app- in our near future? http://library.mskcc.org Mass. Gen. Hospital researchers develop phone app for faster cancer detection in small cell samples Article: Micro-NMR for Rapid Molecular Analysis of Human Tumor Samples
Cancer Mobile Resources http://library.mskcc.org NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (iPhone and Android) CCO Oncology inPractice (digital textbook for iPad) CME credit options Holland Frei Cancer Medicine text , 2010 ed. MD Anderson editors, (via STAT!Ref subscription) The Oncologist - iPhone, free NCI’s Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool (most phones, mobile website)
Cancer Mobile Resources, cont’d http://library.mskcc.org ACP PIER Database- Hematology and Oncology (Blackberry, $59.99) Living Medical Textbook- Leukemia & MDS – iPhone CME options Clinical Trials – (iPhone, $4) Not sure how often info is updated, ASCO has promoted some trials through this app CTC Adverse Events 4 (iPhone, $2) *here’s official CTC AE 4 info from NCI
Electronic Medical Records http://library.mskcc.org What is an EMR?
Is FDA regulation of health applications good for business?
How to avoid FDA regulation of mHealth
http://library.mskcc.org 3 Hospitals with HIPAA compliant mobile apps FCC to promote mobile health apps in broadban plan
Reading papers on mobile devices http://library.mskcc.org EPUB- an open web standards eBook format
Point of Care- PC Tablets/iPad http://library.mskcc.org Using the iPad for healthcare: PROS vs. CONS Motion C5 : Tablet PC designed specifically for use in healthcare settings
Point of Care- Doctors in Haiti http://library.mskcc.org Dr. Elizabeth Cote, from Harvard Humane Initiative collects patient data at Fond Parisien, Haiti using iPhone and iCharts from www.CareTools.com
Mobile Tech & issues in Japan relief efforts http://library.mskcc.org Mobile tech only goes so far in Japan relief efforts