40 Healthcare Apps for Clinicians and Consumers to Know

Max Green and Brooke Murphy | Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review | December 16, 2015

It seems like every week in 2015 — if not most days — brought news of a new healthcare startup company whose app garnered millions in early funding. Not all of these apps will take off, and many are still vying to snag the dominant spot in their respective categories. For example, we don't yet know who will become the 'Uber of healthcare' yet, but a handful of companies with clever names and eye-catching platforms are aggressively grappling for the title. The same can be said for apps in the telehealth, prescription management, physician reference, patient portal and house call categories. Here are 40 apps to know from both the provider and patient sides, some of which just might end up edging out the rest come 2016.

22otters (Palo Alto, Calif.). Funded in part by Nuance Communications, Gamgee's 22otters patient outreach platform aims to streamline procedure logistics for patients and providers by making customization for each patient simple. Providers can dictate instructions into the app, such as medication information, and set alerts for patients as well. The app enables simple post-discharge follow-up by allowing providers to see when patients have completed certain tasks, if they have questions about their care, or if they have forgotten to take medications, among other things...