iPhone/iPad Healthcare News 8/4/10

By M

BackBone Inc., an HIT marketing and PR firm, announces a partnership with Quadion, an application development company, to develop iPhone and iPad apps for healthcare vendors and providers. With app sales reaching $4B (projected to be $21B in 2013) , this represents an opportunity tapped.

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Smart phones capture 25% of the US mobile market, with Android surging ahead of the iPhone in recent smart phone purchases.

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Network World profiles 3 iPhone apps “that could save your lives”: iTriage, Medwatcher, and Asthmapolis.

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AXA PPP Healthcare becomes the first Private Medical Insurance provider (in the UK) to develop an iPhone app, with up to 180 factsheets on health topics, the ability to find medical specialists, and the ability to begin the claims process. Non-members can get a quote.

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ImageXpres Corporation announces that its Surg-i-Scan "digital" Surgical Safety Checklist app for the iPhone and iPad is available through the iTunes store. The app creates the ability to create a variety of checklists for surgical procedures.

The government of Victoria, Australia provides $500,000 for a pilot program that will deliver 500 iPads for graduate doctors in medicine, nurse practitioners, and advanced practice nurses to use while treating patients in hospital.

pMDsoft Inc. announces itself as the first company to offer a native iPad charge capture application.

M is an anonymous contributor to HIStalk Mobile, focusing on new mobile applications and iPhone/iPad news.

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