Who rates medical apps?
With so many apps available to patients, at first glance it might be hard to tell which ones are useful and which ones will just eat up space on your phone. To save people the trouble of wasting money and time on an app, several websites have reviewed some of the top medical apps on the market so that you don’t have to.
iMedicalApps, a site that claims to be ”the leading online publication for medical professionals, patients, and analysts interested in mobile medical technology and health care apps,” has physicians, health professionals, medical trainees, and health analysts review medical apps.The best part of this site is that the reviews leave nothing to be asked. Majority of the apps are reviewed based on price, the positives and negatives of the app, and its usefulness to both patients and medical experts. It also has a rating section for user interface, multimedia usage, and real world applicability. The one drawback is that the apps are not reviewed by patients themselves, which could bolster the reviews.
Another website, The iPhone App Review, strives to produce comprehensive reviews of the most useful apps. While it is not solely medically based, it does have a section for health and medical apps. The reviews are judged on a five-star system and are split into three sections: concept and functionality, graphics and design, and overall value. At the bottom of the review there is a section the suggests other apps that users might also enjoy. Of course the one negative is that the apps are not reviewed by medical professionals.