Yesterday, HealthTap, a service that connects doctors with patients, released their AppRx Report on the top medical and health apps of 2014.
The service took a look at all the apps under "health & wellness" and "medical" in the App Store and Google Play and sliced them into 30 distinct categories, including ones for kids, calorie counters, and diabetes logs. HealthTap then surveyed its network of 65,000 doctors and asked them which apps they found useful in their practices and which were best for consumers. Physicians were even given a special dashboard where they could download and review all of the apps.
"We’ve received a significant amount of feedback from our users, telling us that they’re confused by the deluge of app choices available to them," said HealthTap Founder & CEO Ron Gutman in a press release. "Doctors too told us they’d like to learn which apps their peers recommended. In response to these requests we decided to bring together the best doctors in the U.S. from our network and beyond to help organize and identify the best apps available today to both consumers and doctors.”
Most of the top-ranked apps shouldn't surprise. For example, no. 1 for dieting on the iOS store is the Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitnessPal. But there were some surprises in the report. For Android, the American Red Cross app came in at no. 1, and Fooducate came in at number one in "Healthy Eating."
You can download the full report here.