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1G, 2G, 3G, 4G and now 5G! What does this mean for apps?

1G, 2G, 3G, 4G and now 5G! What does this mean for apps?

What are these ‘G’ things? ‘G’ stands for Generation of the mobile network. As improvements are made and a new generation is rolled out, the number increases. What is the difference between 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5? A higher number means faster speed, newer technology and improved efficiency, with more data (information) being able…

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What do UI and UX mean?

What do UI and UX mean?

For a start, what is UI? UI is short for user interface. This is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system and layout of the app, including how it works, the colour scheme and how it responds to user interaction (button presses, etc.). It can be referred to as Graphical User Interface (GUI).…

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What is an app?

What is the definition of an app and how is it different to software? An app is a small software program. The word ‘app’ is short for the term ‘application’. The full-length word ‘application’ is generally used when referring to a software program you would find on your desktop computer, such as Microsoft Word, MYOB…

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Is clinical mobility all it’s cracked up to be?

By 2022, it’s predicted that over 96% of nurses, doctors and pharmacists will be using bedside or point of care mobile devices. This movement is referred to as ‘clinical mobility’ and it has been prophesied that it will produce the following: Improved patient outcomes Increased staff workflow efficiency Reduced cost of patient care Compliance with…

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51 Ideas for an app to improve patient care

One of the dilemmas healthcare practitioners come to me with is they have no idea what sort of things an app can do. So, here is a list of 51 ideas for an app to improve patient care. Note: This is by no means a definitive list, the options are endless. I have categorised the…

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Why aren’t healthcare professionals creating apps?

Number of smartphone users in Australia Most people have their smartphone or tablet near them at all times – the typical user accesses his/her phone an average of 150 times each day. By having an app such as BeatPain on their device, the user can access information, if or when they require it, without having…

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How can an App Improve Patient Care

I often get asked, how can an app improve patient care? I find it hard to answer, not because they can’t improve patient care, but that there are infinite ways they can. It’s important to remember an app is not the entire solution, it is part of a complete care package. In no way does…

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