iPhone medical apps: Imaging, Medicare, more

By Brian Dolan
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iPad Imaging AppsImaging apps reviewed for iPad: Dr. Sam Friedman reviewed almost a half dozen imaging apps for iPhone on his son's iPad for an article in Advance. The apps included Merge Healthcare (eFilm Mobile), OsiriX and iCRco Inc. (iClarity), Mobile MIM (MIMvista) and ResolutionMD from Calgary Scientific. "Today's radiology viewing apps are bare-bones programs, with half their code devoted to moving image files onto the mobile device. As with any other PACS viewer, some connection to the Mother Ship is required, and by and large, these apps function as extensions of the desktop viewer," Friedman wrote. Advance via MedGadget

Health 2.0 teams with HHS for additional health apps challenge: "With support from HHS, Health 2.0 is announcing the Developer's Challenge for Consumer Apps to Visualize Health Care Quality Measures. The prize is for the best web or mobile application which represents at least one Medicare quality dataset." Release

Little Blue Book's new app: The Little Blue Book for doctors has a newly updated iPhone and BlackBerry app that includes a list of local family and general practitioners, internal med, pediatric and OB/GYN docs, as well as pharmacy, hospital and health plan data. The paid version of the app runs $10 per month and includes specialists and data from up to four regions. BlackBerry app coming soon. Site

Review of EMS app: One reviewer wonders whether apps like the EMS ALS Guide can "sway medics’ attachment to the spiral bound flipbooks folks have shoved into cargo pockets and flightsuits for the past 50 years?" iMedicalApps