MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Health care providers now have their own section of the successful AppStore, called "Apps for Healthcare Professionals," currently includes 49 apps for iPhone users and 52 for iPad.
The new section includes six categories for doctors to choose from: reference apps, educational apps, EMR & parient monitoring apps, imaging apps, point of care apps and personal care apps, and about a dozen of the apps are for consumer use.
"This small and focused collection of apps helps customers discover and choose the best healthcare apps for iPhone & iPad," said Afshad Mistri, Apple’s medical market manager, according to MobiHealthNews.
Boston hospital uses supercomputers to improve patient care
Brigham and Women’s Hospital announced a collaboration with GNS Healthcare focusing on the use of computer-simulation model technology to improve patient care, Xconomy Boston reported.
Scientists discover new genes that control blood pressure
National Institutes of Health scientists participated in a global study of 200,000 people across six continents that found new genetic risk factors for cardiovascular disease, NIH news reported.
High costs and high death rates in cardiac device-related infections
Infections following cardiac device implantations, like pacemakers and defibrillators, more than double patient mortality and overall hospital costs, according to a study published by TYRX, Inc.
Diagnostic tool attempts to measure pain in humans
Stanford University researchers are using brain patterns to try to measure the presence or absense of pain in humans, International Business Times reported.
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