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Mobile Health Care Moves Beyond the Cell Phone

 

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By Christina Orlovsky Page, contributor

September 16, 2011 – When most of us think about mobile technology, the first device that likely comes to mind is our cell phone, a communication tool that emerged to allow us to talk to each other while on the go, but has evolved into so much more. Today it is something most people–including health care providers–can’t leave home without.

When it comes to mobile health care technology (mHealth), however, cell phones are just the beginning. Today’s mobile tools–and those coming down the pike–put health care in the hands of the provider and the consumer in ways never before seen.

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Telemedicine: Virtual Patient Care and Collaboration

 By Christina Orlovsky Page, contributor

June 13, 2012 – As the population ages and the need for health care increases, access to care is often a challenge, based on location, provider availability, chronic conditions and economic factors. One potential solution to a number of these challenges is the umbrella of care called telemedicine.

According to the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), telemedicine is defined broadly as the delivery of any health care service through any telecommunications medium–for example, a patient seeing a doctor, nurse or allied health professional via a videoconference, rather than in-person, or a patient with a chronic condition utilizing an in-home device to monitor vital signs and transmit data to a nursing center for assessment and medical intervention.

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12 Top Apps to Make Your Life Easier

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By Christina Orlovsky Page, contributor

July 12, 2012 – For years, we’ve been hearing that whenever we have a problem that needs solving, “There’s an app for that!” With more than half a million in the Apple App Store alone, and a large contingent of Android apps and others available, as well, it’s likely true–if you have a need for something, it probably exists.  The hard part is knowing which apps are really useful.

Whether you’re on a quest to find facts, manage your finances, keep yourself on track with fitness, or simply have fun, here are 12 of our favorite free apps to accomplish your goals and make your life easier in today’s high-tech world.

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