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Epocrates - Modern Healthcare Readers' Favorite Apps

DISTRIBUTED BY: Athenahealth, which acquired the app developer in March for $293 million.
DEVELOPED BY: Dr. Richard Fiedotin and IT entrepreneur Jeff Tangney, now CEO of Doximity, a mobile app for a physician networking service
MOBILE LAUNCH: 1999
USE: Prescription drug reference, general medical reference, clinical decision support
COMMON USERS: Physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, EMTs
WORKS ON: iPhone, iPad, Android phone
PRICE: Epocrates Rx, free; Epocrates Essentials, fee
USER COMMENTS: “Overall medical and pharmacy information”; “Comprehensive drug compendium inter-related with disease information”; “Immediate access to current articles.”
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No longer a novelty, medical apps are increasingly valuable to clinicians and patients

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