WISER for Windows 4.5 now available

The National Library of Medicine's WISER for Windows 4.5 is now available. This new version of WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) fully integrates Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) content and updates the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) content to 2012. Here is a closer look at What's New in this release: Full integration of CHEMM content, which … Continue reading WISER for Windows 4.5 now available

WISER for Android 2.0 available

From the National Library of Medicine: The National Library of Medicine WISER for Android 2.0 is now available and can be installed directly from the Google Play Store.  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nih.nlm.wiser WISER now fully integrates content from the Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) website.  http://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/ New hospital provider and preparedness planner profiles Acute care guidelines for 6 known mass casualty agents/agent classes … Continue reading WISER for Android 2.0 available

The Doctor Can See You Now. Really, Right Now.

From the Healthy Consumer in the New York Times: Often the worst part of a visit to the doctor isn’t the awkward hospital gown, needle sticks or embarrassing physical exams — it’s the drawn-out wait, camped out in the reception room in the company of sick patients and old magazines. During a particularly long wait … Continue reading The Doctor Can See You Now. Really, Right Now.

Coming next: Using an app as prescribed

From the New York Times: Before long, your doctor may be telling you to download two apps and call her in the morning. Smartphone apps already fill the roles of television remotes, bike speedometers and flashlights. Soon they may also act as medical devices, helping patients monitor their heart rate or manage their diabetes, and … Continue reading Coming next: Using an app as prescribed

Health-care apps for smartphones pit FDA against tech industry

From the Washington Post: Three tries. More than two years. And roughly $150,000. That’s what it took for MIM Software to get the Food and Drug Administration’s clearance for a smartphone application that physicians can use to view MRIs and other medical images.Three tries. More than two years. And roughly $150,000. “It was 2008 when … Continue reading Health-care apps for smartphones pit FDA against tech industry

VA is launching iPad patient study to evaluate healthcare benefits of tablet use

From iMedicalApps: The VA administration is now testing out various applications and pilot programs that utilize tablets in different ways. The VA has announced it has created an initiative aimed at studying the benefits associated with the use of mhealth apps and tablet devices to improve and coordinate care between physicians, veterans and their families/caregivers. … Continue reading VA is launching iPad patient study to evaluate healthcare benefits of tablet use

Free iPad App, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness” from NLM

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has created a free iPad app to provide a lively virtual experience of its popular exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness. The app lets users explore video interviews with tribal elders, healers and other prominent people who practice traditional medicine, Western medicine or a combination of … Continue reading Free iPad App, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness” from NLM