According to a recent study, more than 75% of medical providers (Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners) are using handheld, mobile devices as resources when treating their ailing patients. With this in mind, Abe Balsamo & Co. has set out to provide peer-reviewed, point-of-care medical information to these providers.
Developer: Abe Balsamo
Price: $0.99 Download on the App Store
Now the maker of "Arrhythmias", Abe Balsamo, a Physician Assistant still in full-time practice, has decided to give back to his community. This month's sales (every penny that is made) will go into a fund to help a young motor vehicle accident victim who had a devastating accident in mid-July, 2011. The profits will be used to help her pay her continuing medical expenses.
Released on May 12th, 2011, Arrhythmias 1.6 is the first app of the medical suite that has been released by Abe Balsamo & Co. If the first three months of sales are any indication, the company is on to something. Sales have exploded and "Arrhythmias" climbed onto the Apple Top 100 Medical Apps within one day and by the end of the first week, was a Top Ten Paid Medical App in the USA.
"We are eager to help medical practitioners make quick, informed, peer-reviewed decisions that are in line with the standards of care. We hope to provide affordable ($0.99) peace-of-mind to doctors, PAs, and NPs, as well as EMS professionals, when making decisions at the bedside or even in an ambulance. Our application helps to diagnose and treat very complicated medical problems, such as heart problems, in the case of 'Arrhythmias'," states Abe Balsamo, president of Abe Balsamo & Co.
The first application of it's kind, "Arrhythmias", has already been downloaded more than most other medical applications in the Apple Store. It is inexpensive and high quality, with an intuitive display and easy to use format. There are no "extra clicks", which allows for fast access, needed at the bedside during medical "codes" and life-threatening events. The application is updated regularly and strives to only provide relevant, informative, and even, life-saving medical information.
Abe Balsamo & Co. provides easy-to-use products that help to prevent medical errors; errors that could potentially hurt or even kill a patient. All information within our Apple-based iPhone app is cited with links to original and compiled research.
"Clear, concise explanations of the essentials of Arrhythmias and findings on electrocardiograms. A great app for those working in all areas of medicine, especially those taking care of patients with heart problems," says Armando Sanchez of the University of New Mexico, Department of Electrophysiology Cardiology.
Arrhythmias 1.6 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Medical category.