Figure 1 is a community for medical and nursing professionals to safely share clinical cases and discuss treatment. Join over 150,000 healthcare professionals expanding their knowledge of medicine and contribute your own medical cases in a privacy-conscious way.
We're there for you on every shift! The easy-to-use EMRA Antibiotic Guide helps you navigate the multitude of choices in antibiotics quickly and efficiently so you can offer your patients the best care based on the latest guidelines.
Pedi QuikCalc is the fastest, most up-to-date medical calculator for pediatrics, giving you instant access to weight-based drug dosing, IV fluid rates, and weight conversions. Pedi QuikCalc contains only the information you actually need every day, so you can find it fast. I can’t tell you the last time I needed to calculate the A-a gradient!
The Prevention TaskForce (formerly ePSS) application assists primary care clinicians to identify the screening, counseling, and preventive medication services that are appropriate for their patients.
Read by QxMD’ provides a single place to discover new research, read outstanding topic reviews and search PubMed. It provides a simple interface that drives discovery and seamless access to the medical literature by reformatting it into a personalized digital medical journal.
Your experience will be optimized, whether accessing UpToDate from a desktop computer, tablet, or mobile device.
For all the diversity of mobile healthcare solutions, many still think the market is limited to fitness tracking apps and wearables. However, mHealth has gone the extra mile, disrupting diverse areas of care, and is expected to make up $46.2 billion by 2021. Let’s see what has changed in medicine since mobile innovation stepped in.
While mobile health apps for consumers have proliferated in the tens of thousands, apps for physicians have stagnated, doctors and observers say.
Fortunately for patients tired of waiting for swift medical attention, health apps are providing solutions.
Health apps use smartphone technology to provide medical assistance or access to medical professionals. More than 318,000 health apps are currently available, and according to a national survey, 65 percent of smartphone users downloaded at least one health app and used it daily.
Unlike much other medical innovation and technology, health apps largely do not require FDA approval. The only exceptions are when the apps are considered to be medical devices or if they accompany medical devices.
Figure 1 is for doctors, nurses, EMTs, and the rest of the professionally unsqueamish to share the latest morbidities from their shifts. Sure, some of the pictures are straight up medical oddities. But just as often, users post because they are stumped and looking for a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, nth opinion.
The history of medicine is defined by advances born of bioscience. But never before has it been driven to this degree by digital technology.
MobiHealthNews took a look at Apple's top picks of medical apps in the AppStore. Their offerings span seven categories and 88 apps and run the gamut of surgical simulation training, medication dosing, EMRs, fitness tracking and more.
Cardiologist Eric Topol says he knew medicine had reached a turning point when patients started emailing him the results of do-it-yourself electrocardiograms.
A family-medicine doctor recent saw a 13-year-old with a weird, unidentifiable rash. It wasn't itchy or painful, and the teenage boy hadn't traveled anywhere recently. So the the doctor did what any modern physician would do: he took a photo and uploaded it to an Instagram-style app called Figure 1.
“Today, everyone is very used to pulling services and information via their mobile phone,” he added. “It’s only a natural progression for them to think about healthcare being used in the same way.”
With so many medical apps on the market, doctors have to be increasingly careful in deciding which ones are worth downloading.
New studies, however, show that the emerging field of digital medicine—a combination of remote monitoring, behavior modification and personalized intervention overseen by the patients’ own doctors—can improve outcomes in some of the most costly and tough-to-manage categories such as diabetes, heart disease and lung disease.
Skin cancer? There's an app for that.
But the same smartphone that brings you Fruit Ninja might not be the best tool for diagnosing deadly melanoma.
Overall we are seeing a greater level of sophistication in the features and functionality of mobile medical apps, but we are still disappointed that there is not yet a critical mass of iPhone apps that access the leading electronic health record (EHR) systems.
Aps in general have a retention problem. Even when consumers discover and download an app, they are highly unlikely to use it repeatedly; some people download and never use it at all. Activate analysis, strategy and technology consulting firm for media, technology, entertainment and information businesses, reports that just three months after download, retention rate falls under 10 per cent. So what’s going wrong?
It is important to exercise discretion and common sense when using mobile health apps -- and your patient base needs to understand this. Be sure to have them review any privacy policies to see how their information may be used and whether the app has been approved or is regulated by the FDA. Encourage them to read the disclaimers, if any, to find out if the app is intended for entertainment or recreational use, as well. In the end, you can't control what your patients are looking at on their phones, but you can encourage them to treat any health info gleaned from these apps with caution and a fair amount of doubt.
Balancing innovation with safety is always difficult and, in an environment of rapid change, low profit margins for app developers and an overburdened regulatory agency, there are good reasons to argue against forcing every inventor and invention to be subject to the sort of outside scrutiny that we rightly demand for medical devices. Additionally, given the FDA’s inability to keep up with the stream of apps either on the market or coming out soon, the decision to do pre-approval regulation based on self-reporting is apparently a necessary evil.
Service providers are now days leveraging healthcare mobile apps in their strategic approach to attract the cost-conscious millennial generation. Let’s understand how mobile applications can help doctors take their medical practice to the next level.
There are some 318,500 mobile health applications available to download. However very few are gaining traction. Why is healthcare unable to grow adoption rates as fast as other sectors?
Healthcare is poised for an upheaval, with the arrival of artificially intelligent health apps that could replace visits to the doctor.
To understand what lies behind a win-win scenario for both app users and app owners, let’s look at the success stories of three mobile medical apps to learn some valuable lessons.
Summary from Daily Rounds.
With so many apps available, and new ones popping up each day, it's impossible to keep up with which of are the best mobile tools in the market. Regardless of whether you're an Apple or Android user, we've separated the wheat from the chaff to present five must-have apps for physicians.
A quick glance at the "Medical" category in any app store shows that there are hundreds of medical apps available for download, ranging from white-noise machines to 3-D anatomical models.
Living in an increasingly fast-paced world, we have become more reliant on technology. The medical world has also ridden on the back of technology to allow doctors to increase connectivity with patients, make diagnoses quicker and keep up to date with medical news around the world.
It’s a safe bet that one of your doctors has an iPhone. But what you may not realize is that he or she is using it as part of your overall treatment. From reading APGAR scores to x-rays, there is a fascinating array of health-care tech available in app form. Some are created by savvy developers, while others are built out of necessity by the doctors.
In today's digital age, there's an app for almost anything. In fact, many professional industries are beginning to rely heavily on apps, whether it's social media or other helpful tools. The same is true for the medical sector. Whether you're a nurse, doctor, physician's assistant or surgeon, there is an app — in fact, there are several — that can help you become a better medical professional.
Everyone, including doctors, is living in a mobile world.
As mHealth becomes more popular and patients adopt health tracking apps and fitness measuring wearables such as Fitbits, savvy physicians know they can benefit from using mobile health apps in their practices.
The iMedicalApps Team consists of a group of physicians and medical students who provide commentary and reviews of mobile medical technology and applications. Our reviews and commentary are based on our own experiences in the hospital and clinic setting.
Medical App Journal is an independent website created by and for medical professionals. Our goal is to only index and review applications used by medical doctors and healthcare professionals in clinical care. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive database of independent, insightful, and unbiased reviews of mobile medical apps by the very professionals who use them on a daily basis in clinical practice.
Medical apps have come a long way and have become more useful to help your life as a doctor. We have been testing lots of medical apps and chosen our favourites, all of which are free and available on both Apple and Android
Use your touch screen to rotate and zoom around 29 interactive structures. Discover how each brain region functions, what happens when it is injured, and how it is involved in mental illness. Each detailed structure comes with information on functions, disorders, brain damage, case studies, and links to modern research.
This App simply explains to the anesthesia provider how we REALLY manage over 400 cases.
Note: Surgical cases vary according to surgeon, facility, and patient.
This app will help you become a master of injection therapy. Cortisone injections are without a doubt the most effective treatment for localized inflammatory pain. They are less expensive and have fewer side effects than NSAIDs.
From the developer of 'Read by QxMD', 'The ECG Guide' and 'Pedi STAT' comes 'Calculate', a next-generation clinical calculator and decision support tool, freely available to the medical community.
CDC content in your hands 24/7.
Quick access from CDC to ACIP-recommended immunization schedules, complete with footnotes. Intended for healthcare professionals recommending and administering vaccines to infants, children, adolescents, and adults.
Cases from over 120 institutions and medical schools.
The most comprehensive ECG app in the iPhone App Store - over 200 examples of common and uncommon ECGs.
Newly revised and updated for 2015, PressorDex is a comprehensive therapeutic guide to the myriad of pressors, vasoactive drugs, continuous infusions, and other medications needed to treat the critically ill patient. Written by emergency medicine physicians for emergency medicine physicians, this indispensable app gives you concise tools
The Epocrates Rx free drug reference enables healthcare professionals to find medical information more quickly and confidently at the point of care. Our continually updated drug database provides monographs for 3,300 brand and generic drugs, including dosing, adverse reactions, interactions, pharmacology, and pricing, as well as images of the medication.
Are you a doctor or medical professional? This is the iPhone version of Andrew Yee''s huge eponym database consisting of over 1,600 medical eponyms.
This app is designed for use by all medical, nursing and allied health clinicians in Emergency Departments across New South Wales.
Genius Scan is a scanner app in your pocket. Quickly scan your paper documents on the go and export them as multi-page PDF files.
Micromedex® Drug Reference Essentials provides on-the-go access to the industry’s most trusted and comprehensive drug information, when and where it’s needed most. Users will find peace of mind knowing the content is backed by the same thorough, unbiased editorial process as all Micromedex solutions.
The Instant ECG iPhone App teaches the basics of electrocardiogram (ECG) electrophysiology, myocardial action potential, associated waveforms, intervals and segments in order to help you develop a framework needed to analyze ECGs.
The Johns Hopkins POC-IT Antibiotic (ABX), Diabetes, HIV, and Psychiatry Guides are regularly updated, evidence-based decision resources to help you answer critical questions at the point of care.
Since 2005, MDCalc has been the leading medical reference for the most relevant, up-to-date, and widely-used clinical calculators that support evidence-based patient care.
The fastest, most comprehensive medical app designed for healthcare professionals.
No yearly subscription fees.
Essential Emergency Medicine.
Pedi-STAT is a rapid reference for RNs, paramedics, physicians and other healthcare professionals caring for pediatric patients in the emergency or critical care environment.
PEPID's trusted clinical resources are formatted specifically for the iPhone and iPod Touch. With specialized clinical content, PEPID iPhone medical apps offer a variety of product suites for healthcare professionals of all types.
PocketDr is the must-have app for all junior doctors with on-call responsibilities.
It is an aide-memoire for the things you know - but may not recall quickly in the dead of night with constant bleeps and distractions.
How convenient would it be to have a comprehensive collection of industry-standard mental health screening measures at your fingertips? Designed by a clinician from the ground up, Psych on Demand enables medical professionals, researchers, residents, students, and supporting staff to have point-of-care access in a variety of inpatient, research, and outpatient settings.
When every second counts, turn to Quick Medical Diagnosis & Treatment (QMDT)--the ultimate on-call and office companion. This streamlined, alphabetically arranged reference delivers evidence-based diagnosis and treatment information on more than 950 diseases and disorders regularly encountered in hospital and outpatient settings.
ReachMD MedicalRadio delivers world class medical content directly from ReachMD, the leader in medical education and information for medical professionals.
The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy mobile app includes all the content from the print edition, plus expanded digital-only content, multi-term search functionality, calculators, tables, customizable bookmarks, and more!
WikEM is a database of concise emergency medicine notes to assist physicians with their daily practice. Via wiki notes on http://www.wikem.org, WikEM features a continually available updated set of notes and checklists that allow for rapid reference of key information. WikEM is intended for clinicians only and not directly for patients.
You choose which resources to download to your phone. We give you the latest updates so you always have the best information available.
We believe that healthcare systems should talk to each other so you and your patients always have actionable health information at your fingertips.
Learn faster. Retain more. Orca Health apps are multisensory to provide a more powerful learning experience. Let's face it–learning is about doing. Every Orca Health app helps you learn using touch, sound, sight, and real interactivity.
We develop software that Makes Doctors Happy™. pMD lets you use your mobile device to quickly capture charges, access information and communicate securely, vastly increasing your efficiency. That means you'll spend more time being a doctor, and less time acting like an accountant with a really expensive medical degree.
This mobile app will deliver all the important information you need to perform clinical ultrasound examinations at the bedside. The app's concise, step-by-step instructions will guide you through how to obtain the best images for integration into your clinical practice. Designed to meet the needs of health care professionals at any level of practice, SonoSupport is the only ultrasound app you will ever need.
We provide physicians, residents, and students with quality drug, disease, and research information via our apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone devices.
The VisualDx decision support and reference tool for physicians includes 1,300+ diagnoses and 28,000+ medical images to aid diagnosis and therapeutic decisions. REQUIRES a VisualDx subscription.
In today's healthcare scenario with its shortage of nurses and other caregivers and the growing demands of an aging population fast, effective, unified communication is more important than ever before.