Epocrates Takes Top Spot in Clinical App Market Review

12-9-2012 8-43-18 PM

Recently published findings from a survey on the popularity of clinical mobile apps, reveals that Epocrates is the undisputed leader of mobile health apps market.

The survey asked clinicians to recommend their preferred apps. A total of 97 apps were recommended, with Epocrates coming in as the most recommended app, despite just recently unveiling their iPad app. Trailing Epocrates was UpToDate and Medscape.

Respondents were also asked to rank mobile app categories. Drug reference apps came out on top as the most valuable app category with 27 percent of the vote, followed very closely by clinical decision-support apps which secured 26 percent of the vote.  Communication apps followed with a sharp drop to 7 percent of the vote. Rounding out the top five were Electronic Health Record access apps, and medical education apps.

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