VERSION 3.0- IS Up on iTunes.
There is a problem for users using OS 3. WE ARE WORKING ON FIXING THE ERROR AND WILL UPDATE ASAP. DO NOT DOWNLOAD VERSION 3.0 IF YOU ARE USING OS3.
VERSION 2.0- AUGUST 2010
Version 2.0 is currently completed and ready for download as of….. (It is at Apple waiting for approval for release). This new version added 100 more labs and lab interpretations.
IN THE NEWS
SGU Gazette May 5, 2010
Two SGU Students Develop Online Medical Application
David Polizzi, originally from Houston, Texas, and Jaskaran Sawhney, originally from Long Island, New York, first met after their first-term finals while attending St. George’s University, School of Medicine in Grenada. Their friendship, which started when they were each in the process of getting their advanced scuba diver certification, has since grown into a business partnership, as the two students have developed a free application to give medical professionals quick and accurate information about lab test values from their iPhone or iPod Touch.
Polizzi and Sawhney started the project about a year ago and according to Polizzi, “We got our inspiration from Isac Asimov’s. His theory states that to truly understand a subject you need to break it down into the lowest levels and write about it.” The pair invested numerous hours developing the program and conducting market research to ensure that their program would be both practical and useful. Having recognized that understanding and proper interpretation of lab results is a necessary skill for medical professionals in all specialties, their goal is “…to make MD ezlabs the standard for quick lab reference around the globe for all medical professionals.” They are also in the process of having the current application translated into German and French.
Version 1.0 was released on March 19, 2010 and a planned release of Version 2.0 is expected in August 2010. MD ezlabs is presently receiving between 500 and 1,000 downloads per day and is currently listed among the top 18 free medical applications on iTunes. Polizzi and Sawhney are already thinking of further improvements and intend to add sensitivity, specificity, likelihood ratio, SI units, pediatric valves and many more lab tests
Sawhney, who enjoys being challenged, selected medicine as a career in large part because of the opportunity it gives him to help society. Prior to attending medical school at SGU, he worked with the non-profit, non governmental organization UNITED SIKHS and looks forward to continuing with humanitarian mission work there part-time. Polizzi developed a love for patient care whilst serving as a Medic in the army and in the future intends to create technology that merges with medicine to create efficiencies, reduce medical errors and enhance the patient care environment. Although they each arrived at their chosen career from different paths, both find it very rewarding and share a passion for the profession they have selected. “We are very proud of the opportunities that SGU has given us and are determined to make an impact in global medicine. We hope that other hardworking SGU students who share our vision will join us in our success,” stated Polizzi