Medical Apps for the iPhone

Medical Apps for the iPhone
Last week, I spoke at the TED MED conference. It’s like the much higher-profile TED conference (you can read about it here), but under different management and, of course, dedicated to healthcare topics.

Anatomy Lab app for the iPhone. My assignment was to speak for 18 minutes (the standard talk length) about medical apps for the Apple iPhone. Sounds easy, right? Only one problem: there are about 7,000 medical apps.

After a lot of time reading “best medical apps” stories online, asking Twitter users for their suggestions and reading online reviews, I finally boiled the list down to about 50 promising apps. I tried them out and further winnowed the list to a bunch that I ultimately demo’ed in my talk. Eventually, the video of the talk will be posted at, but in the meantime, here’s what I covered.

(I haven’t really given them full-blown testing, so read the online reviews before you spend good money on them. Except for the free ones—you’ve got nothing to lose!)

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  • JetLag RX
  • Uhear
  • SoundAMP
  • ProLoQuo2Go
  • Period Tracker / Period Tracker Companion
  • Lose It!
  • MedCenter Reminder
  • Eye Glasses
  • Retina


  • OsiriX
  • Anatomy Lab
  • Epocrates
  • AirStrip OB

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