Most electronic medical records software won't run on Apple Inc. computers, but as more doctors turn to Apple mobile devices, the market could start to open up.
By Michael Koploy
Apple Inc. (NSDQ:AAPL) products such as iPhones, iPods, and iPads are helping medical professionals become more mobile. Many professionals are beginning to view Apple as more than just a consumer's brand — a brand that may have a place in medicine.
So, are doctors looking into converting their practices to run on Mac's OS X?
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Medtronic creates iPad apps for salesforce:
Medtronic Inc. (NYSE:MDT) has armed its Apple iPad carrying salesforce with proprietary apps to aid their sales efforts.
"iPad helps us communicate with clinicians; it helps our stories come to life. The sales representative can pull up information quickly and use graphics to tell a story in a very memorable way," Medtronic Neuromodulation division drug delivery marketing director Linnea Burman said in prepared remarks that Apple Inc. (NSDQ:AAPL) published on its website.
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Myomo launches Android-supported robotic stroke rehab device:
How do you enhance brain plasticity in patients recovering from stroke, so to improve their motor functions?
This is the question that Cambridge, Mass.-based Myomo Inc., the maker of an upcoming mPower 1000 neuro-robotic arm brace, is trying to answer.
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Doctors' need for an iPad2:
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Preventice, Mayo Clinic partner on skin allergy app:
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Osirix launches radiological image viewer for iPad: Osirix is one of the finest radiological (DICOM) image viewers out there, and best of all it is free and open source. Now you can also enjoy that goodness on your Apple Inc. iPad, with Osirix HD. A (paid) iPhone version has been out for a while, but of course the iPad screen lends itself much better for image viewing than the small iPhone screen. Osirix HD was released just a few days ago as a universal app for iPhone and iPad, and costs $29.99. It can display images from all common imaging modalities, such as ultrasound, CT, MRI or PET scans.