- Orrin I. Franko, MD writes about smartphones pdas and cites HandFeed in the Journal of hand Surgery a publication of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
- SOME article HIGHLIGHTS ARE BELOW:
Educational In addition to clinical apps, developers have also focused on surgeon education. HandFeed is an RSS reader for hand-related publications, such as the Journal of Hand Surgery (American and European volumes), Hand Clinics, Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British volume), Hand, and others. References and abstracts are provided, but full text is not available. For more general orthopedic publications, one might also consider downloading BoneFeed and BoneCast (for audio and video podcasts). Attendees at the 2011 American Society for Surgery of the Hand meeting undoubtedly heard about the ASSH 2011 app, which included the conference schedule, a personal calendar, a program, maps, speakers, presentations, e-posters, and other utilities for use during the conference.
If current trends continue, medical providers will increasingly use smartphones, mobile tablets, and apps. At the time of writing, the Apple App Store proclaims over 500,000 apps, with nearly 10,000 of those in the “medical” category. Thus, keeping up to date with the most useful apps available requires continuous browsing of the app store, frequenting app review sites, and validating the content of apps before using them for clinical decision making.
HANDFED APPS BELIEVES THAT THE CURRENT TRENDS NOTED ABOVE ARE FURTHER PROOF OF THE IMPORTANCE OF ITS OWN APPS AS WELL AS OTHERS FOR MEDICAL AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS