Monthly Archives: August 2012

Top 5: Bain & Company on how Health IT is changing the practice of health care

With these Industry Insights Bain demonstrates how health IT innovations are changing the way health workers care for patients. Here are the five latest profiles and a change example from each: The physician: taking notes on a mobile device while making their “rounds” The operating room nurse: checking online for device approval before using surgery […]Continue reading «Top 5: Bain & Company on how Health IT is changing the practice of health care»

Top 5: Health IT Projects from the California Healthcare Foundation

The California Healthcare Foundation (CHCF) is a nonprofit grantmaking organization with a $700 million endowment. Here are its five most recent Health IT projects:     1.) Rural Inpatient Telepharmacy Consultation Demonstration for After-Hours Medication Review: a project that used telepharmacy to help rural hospitals to cope with staffing shortages and reduce medication errors (instead of […]Continue reading «Top 5: Health IT Projects from the California Healthcare Foundation»

Top 5: Free Health & Fitness Android Apps

These are the top (most-downloaded) free health and fitness mobile apps, according to the Android Market website:     1.) WebMD for Android: features a decision-support tool, the interactive “Symptom Checker,” where users indicate a body part and enter their symptoms to see information on potential conditions or issues 2.) Recipe Search: returns recipes that […]Continue reading «Top 5: Free Health & Fitness Android Apps»