iPhone app alerts public when CPR needed nearby: The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District of California launched a location-aware Apple Inc. (NSDQ:AAPL) iPhone application that is designed to alert citizens in the vicinity of an individual experiencing sudden cardiac arrest of the need for CPR. Application users who have indicated they are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation can now be notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency. The app also directs users to the exact location of the closest public access automated external defibrillator (AED).
“The creation and deployment of a smartphone application that notifies trained bystanders of nearby cardiac arrest events completely redefines the traditional meaning of a witnessed arrest by expanding awareness over a much broader area,” SRVFPD fire chief Richard Price said in prepared remarks.
Demand for mobile-accessible EHRs outstripping available product: The demand from healthcare providers for iPad-accessible electronic health record systems is growing. Are Vendors Ready? The answer to that question is a resounding “No,” writes EMR Daily News.
Top free medical apps for Android phones reviewed: Now that the Google Inc. (NSDQ:GOOG) Android smartphone platform is mature and full of available applications, our friends at iMedicalApps went through the offerings in the Medical category to find the best 15 free apps available. iMedicalApps writes: "Inclusion criteria for list: Apps needed to add functionality for health care providers in at least one of the following three ways: Point of care use, medical education, or patient education. The mobile devices used to make this list were the Motorola CLIQ and the Dell Streak. This list is not based on top downloaded Android medical apps according to the Android Marketplace. It is also not based on comments or star ratings from the Android Marketplace. The list was compiled by two fourth year medical students and based on the specific inclusion criteria mentioned above in order to assure actual utility for medical professionals."
Google’s translation app’s conversation mode for medicine: Google Translate for Android phones now offers a beta “conversation mode” that can act as an interpreter between speakers of different languages (think Universal Translator from Star Trek).
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