Timeline: Tracking the iPhone as medical tool

By Brian Dolan
01:41 pm

Epic Systems iPhone app Haiku 3Ever since Apple's AppStore created a dedicated category for medical applications for the iPhone and iTouch, it seems that "the medical community is flocking to the iPhone," as an Apple executive put it last summer.

Back then we cobbled together the first half of the timeline featured below. At the time the launch of the iPhone 3.0 operating system, was the talk of the mHealth town square, especially since Johnson & Johnson company LifeScan was featured onstage. The timeline included a number of the major milestones and interesting developments that related to the medical community and the iPhone.

Even though Apple announced this month the latest version of its operating system, iPhone 4.0, with no mention of medical or health apps, a few readers' requests to update this Apple iPhone timeline. It now spans 18 months of health-related iPhone news.

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