Fitbit Force: First Impressions

Was very excited to get my hands on the Fitbit Force. I have been reading, comparing and following different wearable fitness devices for a while now but this was the first one that I could get my hands upon. The order took around a month to arrive. I wonder if some people decided to choose […]Continue reading «Fitbit Force: First Impressions»

Top 5: Health & Fitness Android Apps

These are today’s most-downloaded health and fitness mobile apps, according to rankings on the Android Market website Zombies, Run! ($3.99): a game that uses sound to encourage users to run to evade “Zombie” monsters that seem to be chasing them Zombies, Run! 5k Training (on sale for $0.99): structured into an 8-week training program, this game instructs […]Continue reading «Top 5: Health & Fitness Android Apps»

Top 5: New Health IT Resources from the AHRQ Innovations Exchange

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Innovations Exchange has five new Innovation Profiles related to health IT: Community Pediatricians Use Software to Diagnose and Manage Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Leading to Improvements in Symptoms (link) Primary Care Managers Supported by Information Technology Systems Improve Outcomes, Reduce Costs For Patients With Complex Conditions (link) Statewide, Team-Based […]Continue reading «Top 5: New Health IT Resources from the AHRQ Innovations Exchange»

Top 5: Sessions at the next month’s Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE)

Five sessions from the agenda of next month’s third annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE), with presentation titles and speakers. WHITE is hosted by the Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS). Click here for the full program and more information.     Session 1 – HIT Impact on Cost, Quality and […]Continue reading «Top 5: Sessions at the next month’s Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE)»

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: World AIDS Day Social Media Activities

On the AIDS.gov blog Director Miguel Gomez writes: “On December 1st, people all around the world … commemorate World AIDS Day. We will think about how far we have come in the last 30 years, and we at AIDS.gov encourage everyone to get involved.” He then lists several ways to do so via social media: […]Continue reading «Top 5: World AIDS Day Social Media Activities»

Federal Agencies Promoting HIV/AIDS Information via Social Media

AIDS.gov – the website that brings together information on all the Federal agencies and programs engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, policy, and research efforts – has a review of the Federal Agencies (i.e., members of the Federal HIV/AIDS Web Council) that are using social media to promote the HIV/AIDS information and research that they […]Continue reading «Federal Agencies Promoting HIV/AIDS Information via Social Media»

AIDS.gov Champions “Social Media for Nonprofits”

The San Francisco stop of the conference series, Social Media for Nonprofits, has received positive reviews on the blog for AIDS.gov, a website that brings together information on all the Federal agencies and programs engaged in HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, policy, and research efforts. Offering “practical tips and tools” related to fundraising, marketing and advocacy, Social Media for […]Continue reading «AIDS.gov Champions “Social Media for Nonprofits”»