Breaking: Don Casey resigns as CEO of West Wireless

Don Casey has announced his resignation as CEO of the West Wireless Health Center after two years leading the San Diego non-profit founded by billionaire entrepreneurs Gary and Mary West. Casey is leaving to join an unnamed company to continue the fight against the rising costs of health care as a member of the business […]

The best of iMedicalApps, the first installment of March

March is here, and that means nicer weather along with March Madness! Because we know you have busy lives (along with a lot of basketball to watch) we have condensed for you our top, favorite posts of March thus far. For this installment, we discuss everything from the new iPad to ways you can take an idea for a healthcare app and turn it into a reality. We also look at ways social media is influencing various aspects of patient care.

Almostadoctor app brings free medical encyclopaedia to iPhone

almostadoctor is a great free resource for medical students and junior doctors who want a handy app. The quality of the content is good although care should be taken as there is not a specific evidence base. Overall this app is a useful resource and a worthwhile addition to medical students iPhone’s

U.S. Preventive Medicine teams up with Qualcomm Life to improve mHealth app ‘Macaw’

U.S. Preventive Medicine recently announced a new strategic development collaboration with Qualcomm Life Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, for functionality enhancements to Macaw, the company’s mobile health & fitness app, as well as for accelerated integration with other wireless devices, monitors and sensors that are part of Qualcomm Life’s 2net Platform and wireless health ecosystem.

Calculate is an essential free download for all Android users

Calculate by QxMD carries the same level of finesse and finish as its impressive partner apps. The switch to Android has not had any negative effects. This is an impressive medical calculator app which, with a free price tag, should appeal to all healthcare professionals who use an android phone.

Creating your own app? Learn to design before learning to code

Anyone contemplating how to create their own app already has a vision of what that app will look like and how it will work in their own head. By teaching yourself design principles—both visual and interaction—you will be better equipped to flesh out your app idea and maximize its appeal. You will avoid making clumsy mistakes that go against typical design conventions and, with a little creativity, generate your own conventions for others to shamelessly steal. Teaching yourself to code actually works against this because you begin to think about and conceptualize your app based on your limited coding skill set. Instead of thinking about your project from a user perspective, you begin thinking about the guts inside it and how the nuts and bolts will fit together to make a working product.