The market for mobile medical applications was about $150 million in 2011, but that number will grow 25 percent annually for the next five years, according to market research firm Kalorama Information.

At best, medical apps top out at about 2 percent of the total app market, but the medical segment is growing a little faster than the 23 percent annual rate for the overall application market. Clinicians increasingly are using smartphones to perform some of the work previously done on a desktop or laptop computer, according to the firm.

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