Healthcare is in the middle of a mobile revolution. Doctors are adopting mobile apps that make them more effective, and patients are taking to ones that give them more control over their healthcare. Here are 11 apps that stand out from the crowd.
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Visible Health's DrawMD is a free iPad app that lets physicians show patients exactly what a surgical or other procedure will entail. Conceived by surgical oncologists, it provides interactive diagrams in nine specialties, giving doctors visual tools to help explain complex medical and surgical procedures.
Users can select a pre-populated anatomical image or upload their own. They can sketch, stamp, and type directly on the image. The images and notes can be shared with patients during consultations and emailed to them.
But DrawMD diagrams aren't just for doctors to show patients what's going on with their bodies. Patients can also use the diagrams to get their doctors to answer their questions and illustrate where stents have been placed, for example, or where other procedures were done.
DrawMD's specialties include anesthesiology, critical care, cardiology, otolaryngology, female pelvic surgery, general and vascular surgery, ob/gyn, orthopedics, and urology.
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