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Table 10 General Healthcare Applications

From: A Systematic Review of Healthcare Applications for Smartphones

Application Version (price) Platforms Description Functions
HCSIT URL50[72] 2.0 (free) Palm OS, WindowsMobile An application to assist clinicianswith smoking cessation counselingof patients at the point of care. Includes Public Health Service guidelines onsmoking cessation; smoking cessation drugprescribing information; FTNDs questionnaire forscoring nicotine dependence; recommendpharmacotherapy for highly dependent smokers.
Borboleta URL51[73] 1.0.2 (free) Palm OS, SymbianOS, WindowsMobile, Android A mobile telehealth system forprimary homecare. Registration of patient home visits; presentspatient data, patient caregiver data, patientsocioeconomic data, scheduled visits, newvisit registration, visit history of the patient,disease catalog, and medication catalog.
LIFe-reader [52] Not Found Windows Mobile A smartphone-based CDSStapplication with a barcodereader designed for nurses ingeriatric homecare. Scans EANu codes on drug packages; obtainspatient’s medication profile; checks forinappropriate drugs, drug-drug interactions,therapeutic duplication, and warnings forunsuitable drugs for elderly people.
MultimediaPaging BasedClinical Alarm [75] Prototype Web-enabledsmartphone A real-time clinical alarm systemto monitor intensive care patients. Color-based severity indicator; displays thealarms for an intensive care unit; displays vitalsigns at the moment of alarm; displays allalarms for a patient bed.
OutbreaksNear Me URL52[39] 1.1 (free) iOS (iPhone,iPod Touch, iPad),Android An application for real-timedisease outbreak information. Displays outbreak location in Google mapand outbreak details from HealthMap database,which utilizes medical email list services, news,media report, official alerts, etc.
H1N1 SwineFlu Update URL53[39] No longersupported iOS A newsreader application forSwine Flu (H1N1) outbreaks. News feed on H1N1 outbreak from CDCv,WHOw and major news organizations.
WISER URL54[74] (free) Windows Mobile,Plam OS, iOS,BlackBerry,Android An application for EmergencyMedical Service Specialists thatidentifies chemical andbiological hazards on the basisof symptoms and signs. Provides access to NLM’s Hazardous SubstancesData Bank (HSDB); radiological and biologicalsubstance report.
  1. This table presents the version, platforms, a short description, and a list of functions of the seven general healthcare applications. These seven applications were categorized as “general” since they do not fit into any of the categories from Tables 3 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
  2. s FTND: Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence, t CDSS: Clinical Decision Support System, u EAN: European Article Number, v CDC: Center for Disease Control, w WHO: World Health Organization .
  3. Website URLs:
  4. URL50:, Accessed June, 2011.
  5. URL51:, Accessed June, 2011.
  6. URL52:, Accessed June, 2011.
  7. URL53:, Accessed June, 2011.
  8. URL54:, Accessed November, 2011.