Timeline: Medical milestones for the iPhone

By: Brian Dolan | Jun 22, 2011        

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April 8, 2009: AirStrip Technologies announced that the FDA had granted the company’s iPhone application, AirStrip OB, clearance to market the app to physicians via Apple’s App Store. AirStrip OB enables obstetricians to use their iPhones to remotely access real-time and historical waveform data for both the mother and the baby. The data set includes heart tracings, contraction patterns, nursing notes and exam status. The app pulls the data from the hospitals’ labor and delivery units. AirStrip has been planning its iPhone launch since July of 2008. More

April 9, 2009: By many accounts, Sarasota-based start-up Voalte steals the show at the HIMSS event in Chicago with its iPhone-based voice, alarm, text service for physicians, nurses and other hospital workers. More

April 15, 2009: Manhattan Research finds that twice as many doctors are using iPhones in 2009 than were in 2008. More

April 17, 2009: A pediatrician in New York is the first to access Allscripts’ popular electronic medical record using the company’s new iPhone application.More

April 21, 2009: The “medical” category in Apple’s iPhone AppStore becomes the third fastest growing category of applications for the first quarter of 2009, according to O’Reilly Radar.

April 30, 2009: Doylestown Hospital, located outside of Philadelphia, PA, recently outfitted its 360 independent physicians and hospital staff with 3G iPhones in an effort to help them save time, be more productive and provide better care for their patients. More

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