Dec 5, 2010

Hospitals and Doctors to Create the really Useful Apps


A recent report by Research2Guidance predicts that in the near future, creating and distributing medical apps will no longer be the purview of pure tech/creative companies, but trickle down to doctors, hospitals and other health care service providers. And seeing the enormous amount of action in this field, this prediction seems just right!


See this cool Symptom Checker iPad app by Mayo Clinic.



This is a great free app which provides useful patient information as well as helps propogate additional Mayo clinic services, free as well as paid.

  • Guidance on self-care strategies as well as information on when to seek care for more than 40 symptoms. 
  • Relevant links to MayoClinic.com, Mayo Clinic's award-winning consumer health information Web site, for more in-depth information on each symptom 
  • Easy access to information on thousands of additional health topics from MayoClinic.com. 
  • Information on receiving care at Mayo Clinic, including the ability to inquire about an appointment at Mayo Clinic locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.

Also, going on similar lines is the Florida Hospital.
The Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children is piloting a new iPad application using interactive video to explain common medical procedures such as CT scans and MRIs to patients.

“This application will support our patient resource specialists in ensuring that children and their parents understand and feel comfortable with important medical procedures and mitigate any potential fears or concerns they may have,” said Marla Silliman, administrator of Florida Hospital for Children.


Creating and distributing apple iPad/iPhone apps is a low entry barrier strategy. The availability of a large number of trained, medically and technically proficient experts in countries like India can give it a great fillip. Do check www.emedsim.com for a taste of a few medical apps from a India based creative center.

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