New iPhone medical apps from device makers, hospitals

By Brian Dolan
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Atlantic General Hospital in Maryland is now offering free apps for Android, iPhone and Blackberry users that provide the most-up-to-date information about Atlantic General Hospital’s outpatient services: wait times for the ER, walk-in lab work and X-ray services. The hospital claims to be the first in the state offer a wait times app. Ocean City Today

Medtronic's Lenny the Carb Counting Lion children's diabetes education app: "It's great for parents (and even adults with diabetes have enjoyed it too), as the app features a guide presenting nutritious food choices with associated serving sizes and carbohydrate values. The other key components of the app are fun, interactive games that help reinforce carb counting skills and keep children engaged," Medtronic told MedGadget in a statement.

Baptist Hospital East in Kentucky announced the launch of a new mobile website that patients and consumers can use to locate services, obtain directions, contact information and more information about the care facility. BaptistEast.com

VisualDx Mobile for the iPad: VisualDx Mobile for the iPad takes full advantage of its high-resolution, backlit-LED screen and its versatility to view in both portrait and landscape. The app’s thousands of medical images are strikingly rich and crisp in the iPad environment. With the app’s split-screen pane, users can see the differential changing as they enter each sign and symptom or view multiple images of each disease alongside clinical text such as Best Tests, Management Pearls, and Therapy. VisualDX

Nuance's Dragon Medical Mobile Search app: Aims to give clinicians a smarter way to search for medical information, is now available on the Apple App Store. The voice-enabled medical search app for iPhone is a tool for clinicians to dictate a search query and within seconds receive results from a variety of sources such as Drugs.mobi, IMO, MedLine, MedScape and Google – no typing necessary. More in the video from Nuance below: