Mobile Technology Gains Traction in Fight Against Ebola

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2014

AgileMD, a Rock Health and Y-Combinator startup, launched a free mobile app this week containing the CDCs Ebola transmission prevention guidelines, available for download on both Apple and Android devices. The publication on mobile platforms is already assisting healthcare providers put the CDC guidelines into practice and enable them to safely recognize and treat the disease.

Since launching the mobile app on Tuesday, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Nearly 2,000 physicians and nurses downloaded the mobile resource within hours of the announcement, and many new members have signed up. The most popular file has been the Signs and Symptoms document, followed by About Ebola, and Transmission.

New cases of Ebola among healthcare workers have fueled national concern that healthcare providers outside of a few specialty centers are not prepared to follow CDC protocol correctly. Borna Safabakhsh, CEO and Cofounder of AgileMD, stresses that the first step to being prepared is being informed. Weve purpose-built AgileMD to give all levels of medical professionals access to critical medical expertise when and where they need it.

In parallel to this effort, the AgileMD works daily to deploy medical information through their collaborations with doctors at the World Health Organization and academic medical centers.

The CDC has extensive information on diagnosis and management of Ebola located on their website. With permission, AgileMD published these CDC protocols on their mobile platform so any physician can keep a reference in their pocket at all times. The app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or Sign up for free access at

More information about this resource is available on the AgileMD blog at

About AgileMD

AgileMD provides the leading mobile and web-based platform for creating and distributing medical references and interactive algorithms that help physicians, nurses, and trainees deliver high-quality patient care in real time. AgileMDs Apple, Android, and web-based tools now are used by over 40,000 practitioners at more than 300 institutions, making medical knowledge universally accessible and useful.

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