How to create an app as a physician

“There’s an app for that.”

The phrase became so popular with the advent of smartphones that Apple even trademarked it. There are currently 3.8 million apps available on Android devices and over 2 million available to Apple iPhone users.

Does that mean that we’ve reached a limit on new and useful apps that can be created? Absolutely not. Especially in the medical world, it seems as if there’s so much room to innovate.

Creating an app as a physician

Perhaps you’re an OB/GYN and you’re trying to find a HIPAA compliant way to communicate with patients off-hours, then you might create something like Call Simplified. Or perhaps you’re a Urologist and want to help your patients better track their daily urinary tract symptoms, medication, and behavioral patterns, as well as offer personalized tips for UTI prevention, then you might create UTI Tracker.

Maybe you’re just a physician looking for a side hustle and looking for passive income, then creating an app (both medical and non-medical) that meets a specific need can end up being a lucrative income stream if enough people use it.

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