21 types of health apps the FDA could regulate but won't

By Aditi Pai

#12 Nurse hotline apps

Jitterbug Touch 2

"Mobile apps that are intended to allow a user to initiate a pre-specified nurse call or emergency call using broadband or cellular phone technology;"

Technically, this could refer to any app, even hospital-branded apps, that offer a contact section for patients to call various offices. Jitterbug's Live Nurse call also has a similar calling feature. In 2010, the company announced the Live Nurse service had attracted 12,000 users in the six months since it first went live.