A Doctor Friendly App

SharePractice is a free social medical reference app for medical practitioners including physicians, nurses and medical students. Never before have healthcare professionals had a social tool to use in their profession. But today an exclusive mobile app, where the clinicians can to browse and search diagnoses, to access  preferred ways of treatment by understanding real life experience of fellow practitioners who have shared their experiences over SharePractice. Hence the platform provides a way to contribute the effective treatment for varied illness and rate and comment such posts for future reference of SharePractice users. The platform is serving a referral based treatment experience that altogether enrich treatment quality and knowledge of general practitioners.SP2

 In comparison with all other fields, medical sector demands upright updation, that lacks easy accessibility of  resources and references. There are no easy ways for the medical community to exchange and evaluate ideas and share insights based on experience. People usually call, text, email, use forums and go to conferences, but this data is circumstantial, difficult to gather, and eventually is lost. This makes SharePractice an innovative yet practicable undertaking. SharePractice has launched a free iOS app that allows doctors to publish findings, generate feedback, review conventional therapies, and incorporate new medicines into a collective knowledge base. Until this time, report shows that Share Practices have been used by 5000+ clinical practitioners who belongs to any field of medicine. Besides, sharing experiences and information over SharePractice is a fine platform clinicians earn reputation within medical field.

 The genuinity of posts and links in the app are beyond the question for the content is created by licensed healthcare professionals. One can always find the author of any treatment and the community regularly evaluates content by rating and commenting on treatments. As well, the company has partnered with Doximity to verify licensed medical status.

 The company raised  around $2.8M funding rounds for several times and presently the $1.3M raised from seed funding in March 2014 to be utilized to further expand the team and to boost up the growth in core field . The investors to SharePractice includes FF Angel LLC, Base Ventures, Better Ventures, Erik Moore, Kirill Makharinsky, Mike Pearson, FF Angel LLC, Scrum Ventures, China Rock Capital.

Lifeline Response – Protection at fingertips

lifelineLifeline Response is a Chicago based mobile app development company that develops applications that intended to provide personal safety. It utilizes natural human reaction to respond to emergency situations by immediately alerting authorities if the user is in need of help. It incorporated GPS Location & Route Tracking technology and  based on touch sensation, with Microsoft’s Bing maps for GPS tracking. The app is currently available in AppStore and Google play. The product has got an attractive pricing since it cost only $21.99 for annual subscription while $ 3.99 for monthly subscription. Since it was founded in 2012,  the app deliver outright service within the USA and have received a fair acceptance within the country. It has been received a seed round funding of $0.37M in March 2014. The company has partnered with U.S. Cellular and has enterprise agreements with universities, hospitals and corporations around the US.

The working of app is briefly noted. The app is available on the gadget’s home screen . When selected and made it engaged, it senses the user’s thumb on the screen. The moment that thumb is removed, a countdown begins from 20 seconds during which time the user could enter a deactivation code for the app, if it is activated accidental. Instead, if you were attacked, your thumb would naturally come off the screen. Even if the phone was confiscated, once the app has been activated, there is no reversing the process without the proper code. After seven seconds without a code an alarm will begin to sound and when the countdown ends, app’s response verification center will be contacted. The center would call the user asking if they are in an emergency. Incase if the attacker finds something wrong with situation and tries to turn off the app- by providing this code instead of the proper deactivation code, app identifies the user is in an emergency. At that point, app makes call to the local 911 who would  respond via GPS coordinates to the phone’s location. Likewise, if the phone isn’t answered, the same procedure would occur. The company provides 24/7 support and an option for 7 emergency contact numbers to be saved to which distress alerts will be sent, to make the service more promising.

The app is directly focusing on female population especially the university students. As a part of this, the company has two versions available for purchase viz  Personal edition and Campus edition. Thus, company has made enterprise agreements with major universities and colleges(30+) within the state with a reasonable cost of  $2 to $7. As the alternative solutions are costly, and include either personnel or infrastructure or both service, the company could directly make an entrance into the standard population.