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How to quit smoking using your smartphone. Why Tablets Are The Future Of Electronic Medical Records [REPORT] The adoption of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) by doctor practices and hospitals is one of the most exciting developments in health - and the iPad is playing a big part.

Why Tablets Are The Future Of Electronic Medical Records [REPORT]

Up till recently, the typical EMR system was a PC-based enterprise software suite deployed in a large, public hospital. But thanks mainly to the iPad, EMRs are finding their way into tens of thousands of small to medium medical practices. Today, EMR vendor drchrono is releasing a report about EMR adoption and impact. In a phone interview, I discussed the findings with drchrono CEO Michael Nusimow and COO Daniel Kivatonos. The 2012 EMR Impact Report from drchrono surveys the usage and impact of EMRs in practices of 25 physicians or less. It should be noted that EMRs still have a fair way to go until they are commonly used by physicians.

But already, nearly 3/4 (74.5%) say that an EMR has increased the efficiency of their practice. What About The Patient? Why drchrono Is Bullish On The iPad. iPhone Is Best Mobile Advertising Platform, Says Opera Software [Report. The iPhone is the top performer in the mobile ad monetization performance space, according to a new report from Opera Software. It is followed by Android devices, of course, and then a large gap in which the rest of the mobile devices are being left behind. “The iPhone leads the smartphone OS pack with an average eCPM of $2.85,” writes the company in their first State of Mobile Advertising report. “Though it is closely followed by Android devices (at $2.10). The rest of the mobile phone field is significantly behind.” Opera Software claims to be the world’s leading mobile ad publishing platform, with more than 9000 global customers, over 35 billion ad impressions per month and driving over $240 million of ad revenue dollars to mobile app publishers in the 2011.

The company attributes the dominance of iOS and Android mobile devices to their greater adoption and usability features, claiming that they allow more interaction between the ads and the device itself. Source Opera SoftwareRelated. Why Aren't We Downloading Health Apps? Phone Therapy Successful in Treating Depression [STUDY] Text4Baby Mobile Services Gives New Moms Health Updates.

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Text4Baby Mobile Services Gives New Moms Health Updates

A free mobile service called Text4Baby sends breaking health information to new and expecting mothers. Participants in the program receive between one and three text messages each week informing them of health alerts or offering advice for breastfeeding, labor or other prenatal issues. The alerts also provide reminders for thing such as taking prenatal vitamins and scheduling check-ups.

To sign-up for Text4Baby, simply visit the website, or from your cellphone text BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411. The next step is to enter your baby's birthdate or due date if you're expecting, plus your zip code. In November 2011, researchers at the University of San Diego school of medicine analyzed the effectiveness of the Text4Baby program. The program launched in 2010, and so far more than 323,000 people have signed-up to receive health updates.

CTIA helps to make text messages free, even if moms don't have a free texting plan. Patients control hospital environment with iPad-based suite. The iPad’s other life: medical device extraordinaire — Apple News, Tips and Reviews. Study: European doctors getting iPad fever. According to a new study by Manhattan Research, which surveyed more than 1,200 physicians across Europe, 26 percent of doctors claim they own an Apple iPad and spend more than 25 percent of their professional time using it.

Study: European doctors getting iPad fever

Doctors in Italy, Germany, France, Spain, and the U.K. participated in the survey reported by PMLiVE, a medical industry blog (via AppleInsider). As you can imagine, the top usage for the iPad was for Internet use, accounting for 27 percent of the doctors' Internet usage, beating out traditional cell phones and smartphones (18 percent) and falling short of desktops and notebooks (55 percent). The survey, conducted in the fourth quarter of 2011, also came to another interesting conclusion: 40 percent of doctors plan on buying an iPad in the next six months (likely looking forward to the immanent iPad 3 update). "Use of these devices at the point-of-care to educate patients and manage records is also promising at this stage.

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