AMA announces 2011 App Challenge finalists

By Mike Miliard
11:10 AM

The American Medical Association has named the finalists of the 2011 AMA App Challenge. AMA members can vote for their favorite app idea for the month of September.
Earlier this year, physicians, residents and medical students nationwide were invited to submit their app ideas for a chance to have the AMA develop it. Out of the hundreds of submitted ideas, 10 have been selected as finalists.

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“Hundreds of physicians, residents and medical students sent us their ideas in the first-ever AMA App Challenge, and now AMA members have the opportunity to decide which ideas the AMA will develop as the next great medical app,” said AMA Chair-Elect Steven J. Stack, MD.

The 2011 AMA App Challenge finalists represent a variety of states and specialties, and their app ideas tackle a broad range of issues that physicians, residents and medical students often face in their daily routines, officials say

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AMA members can vote for one idea in the physician category and one idea in the resident/fellow/medical student category.
Two winners will be selected, one from each category, and they will receive $2,500 in cash and prizes, plus a trip for two to New Orleans for the grand unveiling of their winning idea at the AMA’s semi-annual policymaking meeting in November. Winners will be announced in November.

See the next page for a list of the 10 finalists.