Fitness And Health Apps Pose Challenges For Doctors, Despite Potential
In other technology news, the Food and Drug Administration issued an app to be used specifically to search out information related to drug shortages.
The Associated Press:
Doctors Face Some Challenges With Patients Using Fitness Trackers And Apps
More hospitals and doctors are starting to use data from fitness trackers and health apps to help treat patients. But the technology has a lot of potential, but there are key challenges to work out. (Jesdanun, 3/8)
FDA Issues Mobile App To Search For Drug Shortages
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration this week issued a mobile app specifically for searching for information about drug shortages. App users can identify current drug shortages, resolved shortages, and drug discontinuations. Drug shortages can delay or deny patient care and known shortages may lead doctors to rely on alternatives that may be riskier or less effective. (3/6)