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Apple Store Demonstrates iPhone EMR Apps to Docs

Imagine walking into the Apple store, with its sleek design, and seeing a bunch of medical professionals standing around. It might seem out of place, right? Wrong! A blog on today, highlights how Apple is really trying to get medical doctors to use their technology.

Here's a sample from the article:

When I recently walked into my local Apple store to buy an iPad accessory, I saw a group of about 20 people huddled around a large LCD screen while an…


Added by Sarah Willey on August 27, 2010 at 12:47pm — 2 Comments

What your Tweets are saying about your Mental Health

A recent study out of Northeastern University of 300 million Tweets between September 2006 and August 2009 shed some light on Twitter users daily and hourly mood swings.

Researchers evaluated Tweets using the Affective Norms for English Words word list scoring words based on their connotations. Patterns emerged in the findings.

Happiest times of the day were fro 6 to 7am and in the evening, while the saddest time of the day was found to be from noon to 4pm. Happiest days… Continue

Added by Lauren Backstrom on August 2, 2010 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Big Pharma agrees to Medicare drug discounts

An encouraging step forward in the fight against skyrocketing drug prices - Big Pharma has agreed to spend $80 billion over the next 10 years to help American seniors afford prescription medicines. The agreement would commit drug makers to cover as much as 50 percent of the cost of brand-name medications within Medicare's Part D prescription drug program. Bloomberg reports -

Added by Jackie Hanley on June 22, 2009 at 12:12pm — 1 Comment

Further investigation on FDA review process

FDA scrutiny continued this week, with a hearing to determine whether or not the agency has the structure and resources in place to deliver an effective medical device review process and, ultimately, ensure patient safety. Reuters reported late Thursday -

Added by Jackie Hanley on June 19, 2009 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

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