If you’re a physician who loves your smartphone, you may have thought about developing your own iPhone medical app. Here are stories of five doctors who did and their apps. iPregnancy, KidneyCalc, NeuroMind and SafeSurgery are all best sellers and primarily for professionals. Healthagen’s iTriage (for iPhone and Android) was developed by two emergency room physicians and blends information on symptoms, diseases and medical procedures with a nationwide directory of every hospital, urgent care, retail clinic, pharmacy and physician to provide a symptom-to-provider pathway for its users. Meridian Health’s five hospitals in central New Jersey are promoting this as a free download for both residents and the area’s summer vacationers. A tale of 3 app developers (American Medical News). [Excellent list of most popular medical apps by platform and a ‘how to’ follows] iTriage/Meridian Health release.
And Google has now made it possible for anyone – yes, anyone, including people who have never written software – to develop their own app for smartphones using the Android operating system. Start here.