The most innovative Medical Apps of 2012

SimMon

What is it?

An app that enables you to do a group simulation using multiple devices.

What was Innovative?

Traditionally, if you wanted to do a group simulation, you needed to have special software and hardware dedicated to simulations. SimMon enables you to do a group simulation by having the iOS devices communicate among themselves. For example, an instructor can use an iOS device and change parameters on the devices students are using.

Why is it important?

Simulation devices and setups are expensive. Having the ability to teach a simulation in a dynamic setting by using existing devices has the potential to not only save money, but also lowers the barrier of entry of simulations for training programs overall.  Also, instead of having to fight for time in the Sim room — all you need are multiple iOS devices to do practice cases.

Links:

iMedicalApps Review
iTunes: SimMon ($13.99)

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Discussion ( 8 comments ) Post a Comment
  • Thanks for recognizing Read by QxMD as one of the most innovative medical apps of 2012. At QxMD, we’re focused on enhancing knowledge translation and the adoption of evidence-based practice. We hope that ‘Read’ will help medical practitioners achieve this goal.
    http://qx.md/read

    QxMD Medical Apps | Daniel Schwartz
  • Thanks for thinking of my doctor mole app… Means a lot.

  • Yay for not a single Android app

    • Yep, unfortunate that most of these apps aren’t available for android. We tried to do a search through android but the medical section of android is definitely lacking in regards to innovative apps. Unfortunately almost all developers first go to iOS before going to android in the medical category — a good number ignore android altogether.

      Iltifat Husain, MD iMedicalApps Editor
      • Completely understandable. It is pretty frustrating to see what Android-users are missing out on, but I can tell that the tides seem to be changing; the number of decent medical apps currently in the Play store versus a year ago is fairly significant. When I first started looking into apps, I only had maybe 3-5 downloaded. Now, I have 20 or so. I’m hopeful this trend will continue.

        • I think with the rise of the number of apps available on Android devices, developers will eventually start targeting Android with more interest. I would not be surprised if next years review sees a significant difference in the apps presented.

          Timothy Aungst, PharmD iMedicalApps Editor
  • Great article iMedicalApps Team, although i think you dont mention to any app developed beyond US.

    @edulopeza

  • Thanks iMedicalApps! For you Android users out there, Docphin has an Android app as well!
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.docphin&hl=en

    Derek (Docphin.com)

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