I love technology in healthcare. I cannot wait for the day that physicians and nurses across the continuum carry iPads around and communicate via text message. As I have said before, I do believe that as these technologies become more mainstream in the healthcare world, we will see healthier people. That being said, I came across a situation the other day that had me left in the dark. Literally. While the integration of technology seems to be slow in the healthcare world, much of what we do use…

I recently got a chance to play with a really cool app. Thanks @cjbryant! iHealth’s Blood Pressure app. View the website here. While I am still thinking of how this could work in an acute care setting (thoughts?), the implications for home health and self management are huge. Simply plug the cuff into the dock. Attach your iPhone or iPad to the dock, and press Start. In less than 30 seconds you have a blood pressure reading. Not only does it simply take the blood pressure, but it…