Clinic in poc: Based near Uptown in Minneapolis, Zipnosis is a smartphone-based diagnostic tool that effectively is a virtual clinic. The web application runs on iPhone and Android (plus most web browsers), interviews you in 5 minutes (sending you to a clinic if it finds you’re really too sick to wait), sends the information to a clinician, returns a response with treatment plan in about an hour, and if necessary sends your prescription to a nearby pharmacy–all for $25 a visit, no insurance involved. Zipnosis is supported in MN via the Park Nicollet health system. The CEO, Rick Krieger, was co-founder of Quick MedX/Minute Clinic. Website.
Monitoring, meditation, microscopes: Local companies have developed iPhone/iPad apps for everything from food safety (Vista Institute) to heart sounds monitoring (AUM Cardiovascular) to a handheld digital microscope that sends images to the iPhone (ProScope Mobile) is being developed. An app for meditation is being released as part of a series in conjunction with the Mayo Clinic: sending messages to your doctor is next. FierceMobileHealthcare ‘Twin Cities emerge…’, Minneapolis Star-Tribune