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Body Scientific App Now in Deutsch, Français and 中国的

Submitted by michelle.sus on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 12:52

Body Scientific has released localized versions of their medical illustration app for German, French and simplified Chinese. In an effort to make their content available to an international audience the new version of the app features 12 translated charts per language and is being included in marketing campaigns in Germany, France and China. 

The FDA does not want to stifle medical app innovation.

Harnessing Wireless Innovation: Day 3 and Summary

Submitted by monique.muldrow on Fri, 03/22/2013 - 09:22

On day three of the Health Information Technologies: Harnessing Wireless Innovation hearing, it was the FDA's turn to issue their perspective on the regulation of innovative medical applications.

The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

[Video] Harnessing Wireless Innovation: Day 2 Review

Submitted by monique.muldrow on Thu, 03/21/2013 - 09:02

Big news broke on Day Two of the Health Information Technologies: Harnessing Wireless Innovation hearings held by the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. The FDA has publically announced its policy on mobile medical apps.

The FDA's decision not to regulate the sale or general use of smartphones and tablets is viewed as a huge breakthrough for innovators in the mobile healthcare space. Mobile platform developers will no longer have to worry about the FDA regulating their processes.

M.ed - one of the HDC's submissions

The Health Design Challenge Redefines Medical Records

Submitted by michelle.sus on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 15:00

Understanding patient medical records and using them to make informed decisions about your health has typically been left to your physician. Mainly because medical records in their current format are indecipherable without a PhD.

The Body Scientific App features award-winning medical illustrations.

Alive: Body Scientific Featured in Apple's Latest iPad Commercial

Submitted by michelle.sus on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:57

Last weekend Apple aired two new, fast-paced commercials which showcase a sampling of the over 300,000 apps available for your 4th generation iPad or iPad mini. Featured among familiar names like TED and Garageband was Body Scientific International's award-winning iPad app.

Medical records are just that. Records.

Open Source Appearing in the Next Generation of EHR

Submitted by doug.wilson on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 11:40

Wow. Some big changes are coming to the healthcare industry. Electronic Medical Records have long been designed absent of any concern for usability. That is changing, as the government has sponsored a contest to solve the usability question.

Mobility, Fast-paced Tech Forcing Businesses to Reevaluate their Websites

Submitted by michelle.sus on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 14:28

Often you’ll hear Breakthrough Technologies refer to today’s Post-Internet Renaissance which, like the Golden Age Renaissance that ushered in sweeping changes in culture, science, intellectual thought, and even the world economy, is fundamentally altering the way that we develop, access and use technology.

This Post-Internet Renaissance is fueled by six powerful, disruptive technological forces, one of which is mobility – the intersection where smart phones, tablets and other portable devices meet user-centric designs and platforms for delivering tech.

Aaron Swartz: A Loss to our Community

Submitted by doug.wilson on Wed, 01/16/2013 - 11:38

Dr. Dobb's editor-in-chief, Andrew Binstock, had a great, short editorial on Aaron Swartz and the disproportionate response of the state of Massachusetts to his crimes.  I encourage everyone to check out the article and take some time to learn more about this exceptional young man.

Hunter and his big sister.

Breakthrough Has A New Baby

Submitted by michelle.sus on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 23:17

Congratulations to Eric Kirsner, one of our wonderful Drupal Developers, and his family as they welcome a new baby boy to the world. Hunter Grey came into their lives on December 31, 2012, weighing 6 pounds, 2 ounces and was a whopping 19 inches long!

Eric has reported to us that everything went great and mom and baby were healthy and happy throughout the delivery...which is a great relief for everyone at the office.