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Mobile Tips & Tricks: Android

Mobile Tips & Tricks: Android

Technology is ever changing. It is getting faster, smaller, and more intuitive. Are you up-to-date with the latest thingamajig or app (that’s short for application for all you fogies)? Do you know your LOL from SMH? To help you out, we’ve created a compilation of the best how-tos, tips, tricks, and hacks for your Android mobile devices. Use it, share it, and enjoy it.

Smartphone turns into Handheld Biosensor

Cradle Turns Smartphone Into Handheld Biosensor

Researchers and physicians in the field could soon run on-the-spot tests for environmental toxins, medical diagnostics, food safety and more with their smartphones.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers have developed a cradle and app for the iPhone that uses the phone’s built-in camera and processing power as a biosensor to detect toxins, proteins, bacteria, viruses and other molecules.

iPad Apps for Seniors

iPad Apps for Seniors

There are a growing number of free or inexpensive smartphone apps available for aging or ailing patients with chronic health conditions. These apps help patients and their caregivers keep track of medication dosages, nutritional requirements, and other daily healthcare needs. The apps also tap in to the growing trend of using mobile technology to communicate, organize our lives, and improve our health.

Apps for Patients with Special Needs

Apps for Patients with Special Needs

There are an array of apps available that are designed to assist patients with specials needs and their families. The iPad has become a popular therapeutic tool for people with disabilities of all kinds, especially because of the sensitivity of its touchscreen. For example, parents of autistic children are using applications to teach them basic skills, like brushing teeth, and how to communicate better. Studies are ongoing to test the iPads effectiveness as a functional tool for the disabled, which can vary widely depending on diagnosis. In this article, well cover just a few of the more popular apps that can make a real difference in the life of people with disabilities.

iPads for Kids

iPads for Kids

For some parents, the iPad has become an expensive babysitter. It happens in your waiting room every day—parents passing off their iPad or phone to their kids in order to pass the time.

e-Prescribing Basics

e-Prescribing Basics

e-Prescribing is the process of filling a medical prescription electronically via a computer or handheld device with e-Prescribing software, thereby taking the place of paper and faxed prescriptions. Its functionality establishes an electronic connection with payers and pharmacies, automating the prescription renewal request and authorization process.

Great Gadgets for the Medical Professional

Great Gadgets for the Medical Professional

On tiny keypads and shiny touch screens, medical professionals have fully embraced all that wireless offers. From simple tasks like checking e-mail to downloading the latest drug reference from Epocrates, health care professionals can truly appreciate the sleek and proficient wireless world.

After a careful review of some of the latest gadgets for the medical profession, we’ve created this list of our favorites. Let’s see if you agree…

Mobile MD Must Have Apps

Mobile MD Must Have Apps

Did you know that there are more than 10,000 medical/health care apps available? Or that 88% of doctors would like patients to monitor health issues like weight, blood sugar, and vital signs at home? Identified below are some very useful apps that as a health care practitioner, you may want to check out for yourself and/or your patients. We’ve also identified some great apps that are just for your fun and entertainment. Hey, doctors need down time too!

Medical Software Technology Tips

Medical Software Tech Tips

To manage a medical practice efficiently and in an organized manner, we need to find a good software fit. Having the right software makes all the difference in time management, appointment scheduling, keeping an accurate inventory of supplies, payroll, staffing schedules, and accounting. You should consider your office needs independently, looking for attributes like usability, compatibility, functionality, and cost. You may be able to find a package that includes office management, patient record management , and billing, or you may need to use different software products.

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