Applications

mHealth is important

mHealth is significant for Nursing Informatics!

There are literally thousands of apps currently available that relate to health, wellness, and potentially, healthcare. Many are designed to be used by individuals to boost, track, or provide guidance for better health. Nurses and other health professionals can play a key role in ensuring that people develop literacy in assessing the utility and reliability of these apps and know to seek guidance if they have questions about the integrity of health-related apps they are using on their own mobile devices. Read more →

Pinterest

Pinning Treasures with Pinterest

I practically live on my computer. That is a common statement in this day and age, I know – but as a baby boomer, I think I am a bit of an anomaly. In the process of so much digital time, I come across many sites and online resources worth bookmarking. My browser bookmarks are extensive, but not really all… Read more →

Bluetooth ring

The Bluetooth Ring

An exciting new wearable input device invention called the Bluetooth Ring is preparing to come to market.  An active Kickstarter campaign is underway to support mass production. Mashable described the ring: “Logbar CEO Takuro Yoshida gave a detailed demonstration of the silver interactive device last year in San Francisco, and now Ring is available for purchase through a Kickstarter campaign.… Read more →

Mahara gallery

Mahara – a Versatile Open-source ePortfolio

Mahara is an open source eportfolio system first designed in 2006 in New Zealand – hence its name, which comes from the Maori verb “mah-hah-rah” meaning “to think, thinking, or give thought”. Mahara is software that I have personally become very familiar with over the past two years – a relationship that has fostered a deep appreciation and respect for… Read more →