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Posted on Mar 1, 2012 in News | 1 comment

Volume 1, Issue 1

The Editorial Board at the Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine is proud to present our inaugural publication, Volume 1, Issue 1, published on March 1st 2012.  After our initial announcements in November 2011, we have had considerable interest from researchers in the field, and received a number of submissions.  Mobile technology in Medicine is a rapidly developing area, and we hope that with the official launch of our journal, we will help accelerate research in the field.

Volume 1, Issue 1 Contents


001   The Evolution of E-Health – Mobile Technology and mHealth
C. Perera

003   The Need for an Evidence-Base in Mobile Technology in Medicine
R. Chakrabarti

005   The (Ultra)sound of Things to Come
C. Cabalag

Original Articles

008   The Reliability of Mobile Multimedia Messaging (MMS) for Decision Making in Distal Radius Fractures: An Effective Alternative
G. Padmasekara

013   Orthopaedic Surgical Technique Guides: Are They Readily Available in an Electronic Format?
N. Nazarian

016   Use of a Smartphone for Monitoring Dermatological Lesions Compared to Clinical Photography
R. Asaid

019   Qualitative Study on the Applications of Smartphones in Medical Research
L. Abeynaike

Case Reports

024   Use of a Tablet to Enhance Standardisation Procedures in a Randomised Trial
M. Parker


In keeping with our open-access principles, all articles are published both as full text and as PDF files for download.  For your convenience, attached to this post is a  PDF file containing the complete Volume 1, Issue 1, which can be easily downloaded and saved for viewing offline.

We look forward to hearing from readers in the comments section, and encourage authors to submit research to be considered for publication in this peer-reviewed medical journal.

Yours Sincerely,

Editorial Board
Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine

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Posted on Feb 29, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Evolution of E-Health – Mobile Technology and mHealth

Medicine has always been an information intensive field from the first days of practice, when pearls of wisdom were passed along the generations as word of mouth.  Throughout history, informatics has been an integral part of medicine, facilitating the storage and accession of vast amounts of data.   This has come to the culmination of present day medical practice, which is built on the foundations of Electronic-Health (E-Health).  New information is rapidly disseminated through electronic access to medical journals and other relevant sources of information. Patient data is increasingly stored electronically, and reference information including textbooks are stored electronically in websites.  The E-Health revolution digitized the world, and medicine has benefited immensely.  Whilst having this information available electronically has numerous benefits, the delivery of this information to medical staff has been less than ideal, requiring doctors to be tied down to devices such as immobile desktop computers.  The next stage in digital informatics is to gain rapid access in both storing and creating material in a convenient manner; and smartphones have been an instrumental tool in this evolution.

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Posted on Dec 4, 2011 in News | 0 comments

ACGME Smartphone Utilisation Survey

Smart phones usage amongst health care professionals is rapidly rising. It also been noted that there is a similar rapid adoption of smart phones and mobile tablets amongst many medical residents and other studying health professionals.

A recent study has recently just been published in the Journal of Medical systems which consists of a survey of 8355, surveys which were sent out for distribution amongst various faculty fellows and house staff. Approximately 3000 responses were received from the survey.

The ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) found that greater than 85% of respondents use a smart phone, and the most popular was the iPhone with 56% responding as such. Medical apps were commonly used, with drug reference apps being the most commonly used type of application. Medical calculators, coding and billing apps were also popular.

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