THESE COM­PA­NIES ARE REVOLUTIONIZING HEALTH CARE

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OpenCAre Web-based plat­form

Noth­ing can make den­tal work pleas­ant, but OpenCare at least makes it eas­ier to book ap­point­ments. OpenCare helps users find den­tists nearby, and al­lows them to book ap­point­ments on­line. Prospec­tive pa­tients can spec­ify what time of day they’re avail­able and what the is­sue is, and even note their level of fear about their date with the drill.

SEAMLESSMD Free from the App Store and Google Play

Through Seam­less, doc­tors can pre­pare pa­tients for sur­gi­cal pro­ce­dures, or guide them through re­cov­ery with re­minders about when to take med­i­ca­tion and what foods to avoid, or videos that demon­strate re­cov­ery ex­er­cises. SeamlessMD has al­ready re­duced surgery can­cel­la­tions, as well as hos­pi­tal stays, vis­its and read­mis­sions.

FIG­URE 1 Free from the App Store and Google Play

Joshua Landy cre­ated his photo-shar­ing app to help doc­tors di­ag­nose mys­tery con­di­tions. The app’s part­ners in­clude Mount Si­nai Hos­pi­tal, the Amer­i­can Cancer So­ci­ety and Doc­tors With­out Bor­ders, and it’s been used to help treat pa­tients in Syr­ian refugee camps, the Peru­vian rain­for­est and fish­ing boats off the coast of Alaska.

AKIRA Free from the App Store and Google Play

Billing it­self as “a doc­tor in your pocket,” Akira aims to cut down hours spent at walk-in clinic wait­ing rooms by con­nect­ing users with board-cer­ti­fied doc­tors and health prac­ti­tion­ers via text and video. It’s free to reg­is­ter and speak with a nurse or in­take co-or­di­na­tor, and ini­tial con­sul­ta­tions and fol­low-ups with a doc­tor start at $49.

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