CNet is reporting today that the App Store has reached yet another milestone: 100,000 apps. That's just phenomenal. Well over 20,000 are games. By way of comparison, as of September, Nintendo DS had 3,500 titles and Sony PSP 600. The range of apps is astonishing. Every day I get press releases for apps for very specialized purposes. Just today they've included apps for insurance claim handling, high-risk obstetrics — and translating a baby's cries (Cry Translator).
The app’s name says it all. Pocket First Aid provides you with instructions on how to provide first aid for almost any medical emergency. Whether you have to deal with choking, chest pains, or allergic reactions, this app provides you with instructions on what you’ll need to do if you or somebody near you experiences a medical emergency. This is an app you hope you never have to use—and one you don’t want to be caught without.
Pocket First Aid: important app you never want to use
My mother is a registered nurse and she mentioned that people rarely think about how they would replace their medications if a natural disaster were to hit. Fortunately, there is a solution for that. iEmergency lets you record personal health-related and insurance information, as well as emergency contact numbers. You can specify whom to contact in case of emergency, hospital preference, as well as physicians’ names and numbers. You can also record the dosage and frequency of your medications and any allergies you have.
Do you need help moving into the 21st Century of Electronic Health Records? iChart EMR ($139.99) claims to be able to help you with that. Developed by Caretools Inc. to be an all-in-one tool for the busy physician or health care provider (PA, nurse, chiropractor, etc.), iChart helps you track patients and manage what they call the “Chart, Bill, and Fill,” process.