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UpToDate mobile access shows Apple dominating Android in Physician use

UpToDate mobile access shows Apple dominating Android in Physician use | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it
Data provided by UpToDate, one of the most popular tools used by Physicians, shows Apple dominating the Physician market when compared to Android.

Dr. Denise Basow, President of UpToDate, responded to my questions with some of the following data:

There are over 700,000 clinicians using UpToDate worldwide.25% of the usage of UpToDate is on mobile devices.At the end of 2012, there were over 75,000 iOS users and over 10,000 Android users.When using the UpToDate mobile app, 90% of the access is from iOS and 10% is from Android.
Seth Bilazarian, MD's insight:

I did the Blackberry vs. iPhone randomized trial early in the iPhone experience (n=1) and concluded that iPhone clearly had ease of use and screen clarity benefits. The Android is clearly superior to the Blackberry but the first mover advantage iPhone has with physician apps will be hard to supplant for Android. Check out my Vlog on the smartphone comparison: http://www.theheart.org/columns/private-practice/headtohead-rct-blackberry-vs-iphone-for-your-cardiology-practice.do?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%253A+private-practice+%2528Private+Practice%2529  ;

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Smart phone app that checks your symptoms

Smart phone app that checks your symptoms | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

I tested it as

1.  a 55 yo with chest pain and sweats and it did a good job with diagnostic possibilites and then recommended emergency evaluaiton for possible heart attack. 

2.  a 60 yo with palpitations and lightheadedness with similar outcomes.

Links to google maps for local emergency rooms

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Called Symcat, (symptoms-based, computer-assisted triage) the app allows the user to enter in various ailments such as a fever, cough, swelling etc. and receive an instant diagnosis.

The app is currently available through their website, or can be accessed via an Android beta app. A version for the iPhone and other Apple products is said to be in the works.

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Free, secure app to remember medications

Free, secure app to remember medications | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Free, Secure Mobile App and Website designed to improve adherence to treatment regimens through self-directed reminders to take medications, refill prescriptions, and visit healthcare providers.

Bidirectional app allows patientsd to keep track of adherence and get refill reminders.  Proving that this makes even a modest benefit on medication adherence for patients would have a significant imopact on health outcomes.  See my other scoops on poor adherence for cardiac patients.

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