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Monthly Prescribing Reference (MPR) has announced that the MPR Mobile Appnow offers a drug interactions checker on the Apple iOS and Android platforms. The checker includes a database of nearly 7,000 agents with more than 3,800 detailed drug-drug, drug-alcohol, drug-food, and drug-herbal interactions. Interactions are classified by severity and include explanations of the pharmacologic effects of the interaction, recommendations on how to manage the interaction, and full references.

MPR Mobile has also improved the way it delivers timely drug information by providing users with an inbox for quick access to news, alerts, and other relevant messages. Users can personalize the information they receive by specifying the topics they are interested in and have the option to request to receive breaking drug news alerts even when the MPR app is not open.

— Source: MPR and Haymarket Media, Inc


First Cloud-Powered HIPAA-Compliant Mobile App

FeedHenry, a cloud solutions provider for mobile healthcare applications, and Court Square Group, providers of enterprise business solutions and private clouds for regulated industries, have announced a joint collaboration to develop and deliver the first fully HIPAA-compliant mobile app solution, powered by the cloud, to Health New England (HNE), a managed care organization.

With this mobile app, HNE will be able to provide its members with a provider directory and member ID application 24/7 from any smartphone or tablet. Members will also be able to trigger directions from their current location, call a provider, or access ID cards, which provide policy numbers, member numbers, and various copay and deductible amounts.

The app will be free of charge to any smartphone, tablet, or Web-enabled mobile user.

Developed on the FeedHenry mobile application platform, the app integrates securely with HNE member information systems by storing and caching member details and logic in the Court Square private cloud. HIPAA compliance is ensured through FeedHenry’s end-to-end security framework from mobile device to internal system end points and through the deployment in Court Square’s cloud, enabling HNE to have a fully HIPAA-compliant and privately hosted mobile solution. The partnership combines enterprise-grade mobility and cloud expertise, giving a secure and scalable cloud solution for healthcare and life science organizations to take advantage of the growth in mobile health apps.

— Source: FeedHenry


MD-IT Releases Android App for Physicians

MD-IT, a provider of medical documentation software and service to ambulatory clinics and physician groups, recently announced the release of MD-IT iConnect for the Android operating system, enabling smartphone dictation, direct access to the MD‑IT platform, and a new feature that allows MD-IT’s EMR users to view a patient’s entire longitudinal history from their mobile device. Available through Google’s Android Market, the free application enables smartphone dictation with a direct schedule interface for quick and accurate clinical documentation.

Exclusive to the Android version, users can access a demonstration mode to see how the EMR functions in a simulated environment and explore and experiment with the Patient Chart View even if they do not yet have the MD-IT EMR. This device-specific app showcases the convenience and safety of the Android operating system while allowing users to see the advantages of MD-IT’s EMR, which is driven by narrative notes.

— Source: MD-IT