5 Recently Launched mHealth Apps

The following mHealth app launches were announced in the past two weeks.

1. Minneapolis-based Healthcare Engagement Solutions launched Uniphy, a "virtual lounge" communications and social networking app where physicians can communicate with one another, view data, receive newsletters and track relative value units. The company partnered with Cleveland Clinic Innovations during the pilot stages of the app.

2. Physicians at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., developed the Carolinas Equation for Determining Associated Risks app that predicts a patient's risk for postoperative wound complications from a ventral hernia repair. The physicians used more than 1 million data points to create the formula use to calculate risk percentage. 

3. Clinicate, based in the New Orleans BioInnovation Center incubator, allows healthcare professionals to securely share clinical knowledge and medical instructions, including files, images and videos. Providers and patients alike can access the shared information.

4. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched an app for Windows 8.1 that aggregates consumer-facing health information, such as health articles, information on diseases, current outbreaks and popular journals.

5. Washington, D.C.-based Children's National Health System launched an emergency department wait time app, delivering key information including parking information, cafeteria information and contact information for primary care clinics.

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