Skyscape’s CardioSource mobile app, which features the latest research in the cardiology field, has been downloaded more than 14,000 times since it became available in the iTunes AppStore in early April. The app is a collaboration with the American College of Cardiology (ACC). It’s free to download for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and also available for BlackBerry and Android.
CardioSource includes on-demand access to a fully indexed set of all ACC and American Heart Association guideline recommendations, as well as new content from CardioSource.org.
The number of downloads is impressive when you consider that there are fewer than 30,000 practicing cardiologists in the US. Assuming most of the 14,000 CardioSource users are cardiologists, and it appears this app has a strong following in that specialty.
In a press release, Dr. Jordan Safirstein, Interventional Cardiologist, said that “to have evidence-based medicine available in a convenient and navigable format is a boon to doctors and patients alike. It fosters a higher quality of medical management consistent with ACC guidelines.”
“The fact that CardioSource was downloaded by so many healthcare professionals specializing in cardiology is indicative of the need for intuitive mobile healthcare apps that cater to specific specialties,” stated Sanjay Pingle, president of Physicians Interactive Holdings in a press release. “Our hope is that mobile apps like CardioSource will allow time-strapped healthcare professionals to maintain a level of personalized, reliable patient care.”
In 2009, Physicians Interactive acquired Skyscape for an undisclosed sum. Earlier this year, MobiHealthNews spoke to Physicians Interactive President Brett Miller who described Skyscape as having “evolved [into] kind of an Amazon of medical resources.”
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