Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Over the past few years, the face of medical technologies has seen tremendous changes. The use of App Store along with iPhones has also changed significantly. There are several apps that healthcare professionals should consider downloading to help them on their day to day activities.
Besides the medical apps, there are other non-medical apps for physicians, which when configured appropriately, can be applied in the medical field.
Here is a list of the top 10 apps that dominate the free Medical Apps in the App Store for physicians, medical students or any other professional in the healthcare related field.
Feedly is an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) reader application that works across most browsers including Firefox, Chrome and Safari as well as mobile devices that run Android and IOS. It presents website content in an easy to read format from a variety of sources and medical practitioners can customize the display of the information and share it with others. Medical professionals can access great information written by the rest of the community members in the field and be enlightened.
Evernote is an app that’s available on several devices including Web, Android, iPhone, Desktop and iPad among many others that allows you to capture anything. It is used extensively to store PDF files and keeping track of medical notes by physicians. You can use Evernote to take pictures of your handouts or store Trauma protocols the hospital is working on. Simply put, this app prevents you from having to carry with you, paper documents.
This was released to the App Store in the summer of 2009, and has eclipsed several free medical apps with its recent updates. The app has a reference section with 6,000 generic, OTC and brand drugs in addition to a drug checker. The recent update of the app sees an addition of a Disease and Condition section that contains very useful information with pictures and videos.
DropBox maintains a folder on your iPhone which is synced automatically over the internet. With this app, you can store all your medical files, ranging from your medical literature PDF files to other documents, photos and your Grand Rounds presentations. You can access all these files using the free Dropbox on your iPhone or any other mobile device.
5. Skyscape Medical Resources
This app provides a collection of medical information as well as a decision for healthcare professionals. Some of the resources include evidence based clinical information on symptoms and diseases, RxDrugs, Medical Calculator, an up-to-date Med Alert drug information and Archimedes.
The Snellen EyeChart is an eye chart that is used by healthcare professionals to measure visual acuity. This iPhone app is held at 4’ for rough acuity, but the original chart is usually placed at 20’.
Epocrates is one of the most trusted application in the field of medicine and is widely used in med schools and institutions. Its recent version, the Epocrates RX, has drug interactions and information, pill identifier and a medical calculator, a feature that even Medscape lacks. It allows you to view continually updated clinical data.
This is a free iPhone medical calculator that provides professionals access to several medical formulas and scores. It among the most popular medical calculators in the App Store. Other features include support for SI units, custom overlaid controls, lists of recently used equations and bibliographic reference for formulas.
9. Medical Radio
This is a ReachMd product. Medical Radio is popularly known for its XM satellite-Radio broadcast feeds of medical information, with feeds available through the app. The app allows users to keep up-to-date with the changing clinical guidelines.
This app is mainly for medical students. It displays short descriptions from over 1600 medical eponyms, for example Virchow’s node, Sheehan’s syndrome. It is a free learning iPhone app for medical students.
Josie is a passionate blogger about new medical technologies and works alongside of healthcare companies such as Admedus.
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- Free internal calls (within the CFC community).
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Mobile app developers have to tackle a lot of issues when they are creating their apps. It is really easy to start questioning if your app will ever get any users and if your idea is worth developing. In these situations it is a good idea to consider starting small with your app.
Below are five benefits of focusing on a small market first with your app.
1. Learn MoreWhen you narrow down the user base for your app and start by focusing on a small group of people you improve your ability to learn from the mistakes.
And you will make mistakes at first and there will be revelations along the way on how to improve your app.
Don’t think that you are giving up on something by just focusing on a small user base. Keep in mind that Facebook started as an application for Harvard users and quickly grew in popularity.
2. Personal RelationshipsSometimes it also helps to create a personal relationship with your users. For example, if you focus on the local audience first it is easier to reach out to them and personally show them the benefits of your app.
This is always much better way of highlighting the benefits of your app rather than just saying it is good on the app stores. So make sure you go and meet people and get them to use your app.
3. Sell It FasterYou are actually more able to sell your app quicker when you start small than if you focus on a bigger audience. This is mainly because of the above reasons and because you limit the amount of money you spend on developing your app.
You can also make much more targeted marketing with your app and focus on talking to the core group that benefits from your app. And if you can’t sell it to this small audience you are probably going to be better off with trying something new.
You can check out these PRWeb tips for selling your products to a small audience. It is essential that you also understand the marketing side when developing an app.
4. Easier To BroadenIt actually makes it a lot easier to start broadening your user base from a small amount of core users. Once you know how your app works you are able to start attracting more people to using it with confidence.
There are also plenty of tools available to make it very quick and efficient to implement your code across various platforms and devices. For instance, contact development companies like Marmalade for some expert advice on getting your app work cross-platform.
5. Save MoneyYou can end up saving a lot of money if you start your app development small. The truth is that there are plenty of apps that don’t make it and you don’t want to waste your time and money.
It is a good idea to develop an app as a side project first. It can help you focus enough time to it without spending all of your money and putting your financial security on the line on this one app succeeding.
Sally-Ann Clement is passionate about app development. She is always looking for new ideas and is really into understanding how to best market apps. When she isn’t reading more about app development she likes to drink strong coffee and read science fiction.
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Saturday, January 25, 2014
Where the technological world is today in relation to apps is a lot further than we were five years ago. The rapid acceleration in mobile technology, more advanced phones and seamless syncing between devices can be accredited to the history of technological advancement, as observed by Gordon Moore. He stated that every 18 months, the number of transistors on circuits will double, thereby giving much more computing power. As well as this, the size of these circuits half in size in the same time period, allowing us to get much more computing power out of much less space.
It is easy to see how we have only just begun to scratch the surface of the possibilities of mobile apps, even though there are already some pretty advanced ones out there. The blank slate provided with mobile technology is about to open the floodgate into smart apps i.e. apps that use ‘cloud computing’.
Smart apps think, so you don’t have to. That’s the theory anyway. Many of today’s apps (although smart apps are making a breakthrough) are quite limited in their capabilities. They may serve a fantastic purpose, but in terms of what they could be achieving, they are greatly under-achieving. Valuable information that could make a user’s life so much easier is being discarded by these apps, such as user preferences etc.
Smart apps, on the other hand, will use cloud computing, much in the way that a desktop or laptop may, to remember a user’s previous selections and make browsing much simpler and straight-forward.
As mentioned above, the surface of mobile app development has only just been scratched, and there is a lot of potential to do so much more with it. Future mobile apps are going to be expected to have the following criteria, as a very minimum:
- They will know the user, based off previous uses
- Predict their searches, again based off what the user has previously searched for
- Use context-based predictions; predicting what the user may want based on the context it is searched for.
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As most organisations migrate from on premise environment to the Cloud, whether in private, public or a hybrid cloud solution, others still find it questionable as to how far they can go on relying on cloud services when it comes to mission critical apps.
However, according to a recent research released by SailPoint, one of three mission critical apps is in the cloud, and it’s expected to reach a 2:3 ratio by 2015.
What are mission critical apps?
A mission critical app (whilst it sounds like a technical jargon) is an app wherein if it fails to run or experience a downtime, it affects the entire daily operations of the organisation, damaging its long-term sustainability. The daily operations are interrupted. It prevents the staff to do the things they need to do for the day, such as processing financial transactions from money transfer to selling stocks and buying mutual funds in finance industry.
Depending on the nature and industry of the business, the reliability and quick availability of the apps are necessary for day-to-day operations. A slight downtime of EPOS system software in a fashion retail shop directly affects daily turnover. Every second counts for mission critical apps.
Understanding the mission and business critical apps
Conversely, there’s another app called: “business critical app” if it experiences downtime at any time of the day, it does not entirely affect the operations, allowing the staff to continue working. It may be painstakingly slow, but they can still work without it.
CIOs and IT departments are considering these circumstances before migrating to the cloud especially if they have been working in an on premise environment for quite some time. However, there are start-ups that openly adopt the Cloud in full powerhouse, whilst, for others, a hybrid solution. Integrating the mission critical apps is one of the factors that they consider as viable or not in the long term.
Requirements and key characteristics of mission critical workloads
IDC’s recent report shows how customers identify mission critical workloads that are related to the following incidents:
- Multiple workloads supporting end-to-end applications, from computing tiers such as web, apps and database tiers.
- One-hour downtime can affect the entire business; a disruption will cause damage, from the loss of revenue, customers and productivity to customer loyalty.
Organisations aim to build an IT infrastructure from reliable component parts and resources such as a large redundancy. If, by chance, one part fails, there’s enough capacity for the system to run while the IT department solves the issue.
Cloud service providers have far more redundancy compared to legacy platforms, but rarely, you’ll find a provider that will have a 100% uptime and reliability. To guarantee consistency and 99.99% uptime for these mission critical apps, other analysts suggest redundancy of suppliers instead of redundancy in servers and VMs.
Some businesses scale cloud servers from two to three suppliers because cloud has its lower upfront costs, compared to setting up with physical servers that requires significant amount of investment.
Overall, the cloud is reliable to support these mission critical apps because of its large redundancy, formidable encryption for secured networks with 256-bit AES and ability to process data and software itself with scalable solutions. And since mission critical apps requires 24/7 uptime, cloud providers have SLAs (service level agreements) to make sure they deliver 100% service to businesses.
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Monday, January 6, 2014
App #1 - Get GrowingThis app was designed to encourage people to grow their own food, while explaining how it is beneficial for the environment, your health and your money. If you do not know how much money you can save by simply growing your own fruit and vegetables, then this app can provide you with the estimated answers. The Get Growing app features a "how much can I save" calculator that will also inform you when it is the right time to plant and harvest. Better yet, it can also suggest recipes for your crops to help make cooking easier.
App #2 - Garden CompassIf you want expert advice on your garden, then the Garden Compass app will surely be beneficial to you. All you need to do is take a picture of the plant, pest or plant disease affecting your garden and then submit it to the Garden Advisors. They will then identify the picture for you and provide recommendations that can help solve your gardening problem.
App #3 - Pocket GardenYou can rely on this app to provide you with all the crucial vegetable gardening information that every gardener needs to know. The Pocket Garden app provides instructions on how to plant from seed, including the planting depth and spacing and harvesting season. You can also keep track of your garden using this app to make sure you never make a mistake.
App #4 - Food Gardening GuideThis app offers a comprehensive guide on how to grow your own food. You can find detailed information on how to plant, harvest and store your crops, save seeds, prevent pests and plant diseases, and cook the food that you grow. The Food Gardening Guide is an exceptional app that you must have if you are serious about growing your own food.
App #5 - Garden MinderIf you are still clueless as to how to plant fruits and vegetables, then this all in one app can help you out. The Garden Minder offers the opportunity to create and design your garden using a pre-planned garden template. It also offers an A to Z listing of all vegetables and fruits, as well as directions on how to grow them.
App #6 - Home OutsidePre-planning in crucial in every garden, so the Home Outside app offers you the opportunity to create and design your landscape until it looks right enough for you to apply it to your garden. You can arrange trees, plants and other outdoor structures by rotating and moving the scale until you get the preferred design. "Functionality, creativity, aesthetics, usability, and sustainability are key factors when designing any landscape" says New Leaf Maintenance, so you need to be certain about how you lay out everything in your garden as it will affect the overall landscaping appeal.
App #7 - Landscaper's CompanionThe Landscaper's Companion is an app that provides a planting reference for almost every type of plant. It provides valuable information such as the growing zone, the amount of sun and water that plants needs, the bloom time and the recommended height and width of every plant.
App #8 - Garden TrackerSome gardeners have trouble keeping track of what they planted where, when they watered and fertilized and how many days there are left till harvest time. Fortunately, the Garden Tracker app can help you keep track of everything, including USDA Hardiness Zones, moon phases and sunrise. You can also pre-plan your garden using its planning tool grid.
Valerie Parker is a freelance writer specializing in creative landscaping and gardening ideas using natural materials and offers information about the latest apps and devices used in gardening.
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The CutThis is a fun game that gives you images of celebrities on the Red Carpet and you get to tag them as Hit or Miss. You can also see what other users thought and see how each celebrity outfit fared with the crowd. The app also offers all sorts of news and updates from the fashion world and the celebrity gossip mill.
Tory DailyThis popular app from premier designer Tory Burch is like getting a backstage pass to Tory’s personal blog. Every day, the app gets updated with news, updates, new designs and Tory’s personal thoughts about all things fashion. It’s a great way to stay ahead of the trends and snag the newest styles as soon as they hit the shelves.
Style.comWith this app, you’ll get to access the top fashion news as soon as it makes a headline. You can also see hundreds of the best fashion blogs and photos from the latest shoots. It’s a great place to get style ideas; everything from designer cocktail dresses to indie pieces.
ClosetThis app helps you remember what’s in your closet. You can take pictures of every item and then create a digital inventory to save in your phone. Then, mix and match to your heart’s content to create different style combinations and outfits. The app also lets you keep track of what you’ve worn that week so you never have the embarrassing feeling of repeating an outfit!
PoseEver get stuck trying to decide whether you should buy that midi-dress that falls just a little too far down your leg below your knee but fits your waist just right? Pose is a fun, fashion-related social networking app that lets you post pictures of yourself trying on different clothes. Your followers can then vote on whether you should take the plunge and buy the dress or put it back on the rack and try something else. It’s a great way to get style feedback while also helping you get over your indecisive shopper syndrome!
Fashion KaleidoscopeEver wonder see a beautiful scarf on a stranger and wonder where it came from? Now you don’t have to be super-sketchy and ask. Instead, you can use Fashion Kaleidoscope to take a picture of the piece and the app will tell you the exact design, brand, price and where to find it. It’s like the music app Shazam, but with fashion.
These are just a few of the excellent fashion apps out there for you to use to help you look amazing. There are countless others to suit every sort of taste and style. To find the perfect fashion app for you, spend some time exploring the different choices, as well as different styles and designers. Once you find something that appeals to you and your fashion needs, you can enjoy all of the new ideas and creative angles open to you and your sense of style!
Donna has found a fashion label for the nursing homes called DearJane to introduce style and dignity to the aged and disabled.
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