Browsing articles from "January, 2014"

JBJS Reviews

Overall: 4
Functionality: 5
Coolness: 4

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery has added a new publication to their portfolio. JBJS Reviews is a dedicated online journal meant to publish clinical information in a mobile/web based format. As a result JBJS has created a new app meant to serve as the platform through which JBJS Reviews will be presented to mobile readers. JBJS’s  app has an easy to use interface that allows readers to search, create favorites and follow recent articles they have looked up. In addition, while I commonly give Journals a difficult time for using an inferior pdf viewer to read articles. JBJS Reviews allows the reader to download the pdf and read the article in any pdf viewer of their choosing. The interface to read the articles is a little buggy as buttons overlap one another. Hopefully with the next version of this app they will improve the article viewing options. Overall, a well made app that will definitely be used by the readership of the JBJS.

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jbjs-reviews/id787553942?mt=8

PingMD (updated)

HIPAA compliant messaging

Overall: 5
Functionality: 5
Coolness: 5

PingMD is a creative app to help providers securely and efficiently communicate with patients and other providers. This app creates HIPAA compliant text-messaging. If you did not know, text messaging through your phone provider does not meet HIPAA compliance guidelines. As a result, PingMD was created to fill this void. Overall the app is very user friendly and has a clean interface. Patients and other coworkers can send messages, photos and videos to help communicate with one another. The main criticism with PingMD in my prior review was that it was cumbersome to find other coworkers and patients. *PingMD has just released an update that allows users to easily find coworkers through their current phone contact list.* This update is a powerful move by PingMD. This network based app depends on other providers and patients using the app for it to be successful. Over time as more hospital systems adapt and integrate mobile health solutions this app will likely becoming an everyday part of patient and physician interactions. 

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