As 2014 is coming to an end, I have put together a list of the most notable medical apps that were released in 2014. While 2014 was dominated by wearable technology, it still saw the addition of several innovative physician and healthcare provider centric apps.
In particular, it was great to see organizations such as the CDC, Red Cross, American Heart Association, and several others step up and finally create some innovative apps for health providers. The following list contains apps not only by these venerable organizations — but also several apps that most haven’t even heard of.
Most of the apps listed are available for all platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android. All the apps listed are free, except for one.
12) JAMA Network Medical Image challenge
While the NEJM has had their image challenge app in the App Store for more than four years now, JAMA finally released their version — the JAMA Network Medical Image Challenge.
The app has an interesting quiz function and is great for learning on the go. You can compare your answers to peers and also see how you’re progressing through a point scoring system. The cases presented are succinct and fun to go through. We did a video review of the app recently to highlight all the features.