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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.

iPad Use for Physicians

iPad Use for Physicians

iPad adoption by doctors is soaring and reportedly 62% of U.S. doctors use one for professional purposes. Doctors also reported using their devices in conjunction with patient care in the exam room or hospital. It’s anticipated that two-thirds of all U.S. physicians will be using iPads professionally in 2013.

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…

Should Your Practice Have a Web Site

Should Your Practice Have a Web Site?

There has been a shift in the role of the patient from passive recipient to active consumer, witnessed by the fact that health information is one of the most frequently sought topics on the Internet. As more patients search the Internet for local physicians and medical information, an online presence for your practice is becoming increasingly important to be successful in a highly competitive market.

Making the Browser Commitment

Making the Browser Commitment

It’s a matter of personal taste—just make sure you’ve downloaded the latest version.

What’s Out There?
When you opened the e-mail that brought you here, chances are you didn’t give too much thought to the browser you’re using. In fact, most people use the browser native to their operating system, and are perfectly happy with their experience.

But it’s important to remember that most of you do have a choice—more specifically, there are 4 mainstream browsers that have gained traction in today’s market: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Google Chrome.

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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