athenahealth and Epocrates have announced that the new joint medical app, Epocrates Bugs + Drugs, has hit the 100,000 download mark since its release earlier this month. Epocrates Bugs + Drugs, an antimicrobial susceptibility reference sourced from athenahealth’s big data that helps clinicians identify local superbugs, shot to the #1 free medical app in Apple’s App Store in its first week. To date, it has earned 4+ stars, with users calling it “sleek and informative,” “super fast” and a “pretty awesome concept.”
The majority of targeted bacterial searches in the app are in higher-risk metropolitan areas, such as New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Furthermore, the localized sensitivity patterns for organisms including E. coli and Staph aureus, commonly found in urine and skin infections, are among the most viewed by the app’s users.
Dr. Gerry Tolbert, a family physician, was initially drawn to the beautiful design of the Epocrates Bugs + Drugs app. The app’s value was quickly evident during patient consultations, and it has since earned a spot in his practice toolkit. “It is sometimes challenging to judge what the resistance is for a presenting [Read more…]