Friday, February 25, 2011

Doctors, do you have your own mobile app?

Author: Thuc Huynh, MD

Nielsen estimates that 1 in 2 Americans will have a smartphone by Christmas 2011.  The iPhone's iOS is the 2nd most popular operating system in the US so it's no wonder there is currently more development of mobile apps here than any other system.

Even doctors are creating apps for their practice to help keep their patients informed.  Cloud Nine Development is a mobile apps development company that caters specifically to physicians and dentists.  Doctors can purchase a $999 license for the company to create a personalized app that features information about their practice.  In addition, you are also required to purchase a maintenance fee of $34.99 that recurs monthly.

Currently, 23 doctors and dentists have created an app through Cloud Nine Development.  Their product, Doctor App, claims to improve your :
  • Practice Marketing and Branding
  • Patient Education and Communication
  • Personal and Practice Efficiency
  • Resources for your Referring Physician
To learn more about their product, visit their website or go to iTunes and search for Cloud Nine Development to see samples of their work.

Author:

Dr. Thuc Huynh is CEO of ScrubdIN, a startup company that aims to help health professionals and patients choose their next medical app. Her main interest lies around how medicine can play a role with web 2.0 and social media. Dr. Huynh is currently Chief Resident at her Family Medicine Residency in Rapid City, SD and received her B.S. and M.D. at the Medical University of the Americas.

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