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Florida Health Facility Locator Phone Apps

There hasn’t been a State Agency Databases activity report since 8/19/2012 because summer activity has been minimal.

Expect project activity to pick up in the next few weeks as we do our quarterly link check and update of state pages.

There was one change to the wiki this week I wanted to highlight here. It involves the production of mobile apps tied to a state agency’s database.

Florida has a healthcare facility database. Here’s it’s description from our Florida project page:

Facility Locator – “To locate a facility, begin by choosing a facility type using the drop down menu. Next enter a facility name, a city, zip code, and/or county, or choose a field office.” Also searchable by proximity to a specific street address. Facility types include: Abortion Clinic, Adult Day Care Center, Adult Family Care Home, Ambulatory Surgical Center, Assisted Living Facility, Birth Center, Cardiac Catheterization, Clinical Laboratory, Community Mental Health-Partial Hospitalization Program, Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility, Crisis Stabilization Unit, End-Stage Renal Disease, Forensic Toxicology Laboratory, Health Care Clinic Exemptions, Health Care Clinics, Health Care Services Pool, Health Maintenance Organization, Homes for Special Services, Home Health Agency, Home Medical Equipment, Homemaker & Companion Services, Hospice, Hospital, Intermediate Care Facility, Lithotripsy, Multiphasic Health Test Center, Nurse Registry, Organ & Tissue Procurement, Portable X-Ray, Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care, Rehabilitation Agencies, Residential Treatment Center, Residential Treatment Facility, Rural Health Clinics, Skilled Nursing Facility, Skilled Nursing Unit, Transitional Living Facility, Utilization Review.

When I visited the facility locator page, I found both an iphone and an Android phone app. Both apps appear to let you map facilities and get driving directions, if desired.

Given the situations where one might be looking for a medical facility, mobile apps appear to make sense.

If you’re aware of other state agency databases that have been “app-ified”, would you live a comment here? Thanks!

From Sea to Stress: USA.gov Adds Six Federal Government Mobile Apps to Directory

Direct to Blog Post with Links to Download apps (via INFOdocket)

1. National Ocean Service (Mobile Web)
Cost: Free

A new mobile version of the National Ocean Service’s [part of NOAA] website delivers news, audio, video, Ocean Facts, and more straight to your smartphone.

Includes local tides database.

Direct to NOS Mobile Web Site
2. Release Mako
From the National Marine Fisheries Service

With the Release Mako Android app you can now report your live releases of shortfin mako sharks from Android mobile devices while still on the water.

The app uses a device’s built-in GPS, when available, to fill in exact location coordinates on the shortfin mako live release data form. The catch and release reports submitted via email allow fishermen to put their mako on the Shortfin Mako Shark Live Release Interactive Web Map at http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/sfa/hms/shortfinmako/Map/index.htm.

The submission form is easy to fill out and operates like the online submission form. Touching the latitude and longitude boxes provides an location when GPS is available. The app also includes information about shortfin mako stock status, fishing regulations, FAQs, and safe handling and release guidelines.

3. T2 Mood Tracker (iPhone App)
From the National Center for Telehealth and Technology
Cost: Free

T2 Mood Tracker allows users to monitor their moods on six pre-loaded scales (anxiety, stress, depression, brain injury, post-traumatic stress, general well-being). Custom scales can also be built. Users rate their moods by swiping a small bar to the left or to the right. The ratings are displayed on graphs to help users track their moods over time. Notes can be recorded to document daily events, medication changes and treatments that may be associated with mood changes, providing accurate information to help health care providers make treatment decisions.

4. Breathe2Relax (iPhone App)
From the National Center for Telehealth and Technology
Cost: Free

Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing. Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management. Breathe2Relax can be used as a stand-alone stress reduction tool, or can be used in tandem with clinical care directed by a healthcare worker.

5. Tactical Breather (iPhone App)
From the National Center for Telehealth and Technology
Cost: Free

Tactical Breathing Trainer can be used to gain control over physiological and psychological responses to stress.

Through repetitive practice and training, anyone can learn to gain control of your heart rate, emotions, concentration, and other physiological and Psychological responses to your body during stressful situations. This can dramatically benefit soldiers during stressful combat situations. Many of the techniques taught in this application were provided by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman from his book “On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace”.

6. mTBI Pocket Guide (Android App)
From the National Center for Telehealth and Technology
Cost: Free

In collaboration with the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Standards of Care Directorate of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE)the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2) developed a smartphone Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Pocket Guide to provide care providers with a comprehensive, quick reference that includes clinical practice guidelines for assessing and treating service members and Veterans who have sustained a mild TBI.

Direct to Blog Post with Links to Download apps (via INFOdocket)

Mobile Apps: NLM’s LactMed Database Now Available for iPhone and Android

From the LactMed Web Page:

A peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants and on lactation, and alternate drugs to consider.

INFOdocket has more info and links to the apps.

Both LactMed apps are free.

“Enhancements To WorldWideScience.org Include Arabic Translation, Mobile Capability, and Multimedia Results”

From the OSTI:

Arabic has been added to the suite of translated languages at WorldWideScience.org, bringing the total number of translated languages to 10.

At WorldWideScience.org, your query can be translated into the languages of the search engine’s 80-plus databases and the results can be translated into your preferred language.

In addition, WorldWideScience.org has added a new multimedia search capability, including search of speech-indexed scientific videos from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and CERN. Speech-indexing is provided by the Microsoft Research Audio Video Indexing System (MAVIS).

Also, a mobile version of WorldWideScience.org (http://m.worldwidescience.org) has been launched, which will mark another first in the field of federated search.

New Mobile Resources From the State Department, NLM, and USDA

Here are links from INFOdocket.

New State Department”Smart Traveler”iPhone App Available

New State Department iPhone App Available

Travel info.
iPhone app; Free.

“Digitized Medical Books: National Library of Medicine Releases “Turning the Pages” iPad App”

Digitized Medical Books: National Library of Medicine Releases "Turning the Pages" iPad App

iPhone app; Free

“Food Safety Questions? USDA Releases Mobile Version of “Ask Karen” Virtual Assistant”

Food Safety Questions? USDA Releases Mobile Version of "Ask Karen" Virtual Assistant

Mobile Web; FREE