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Are you a doctor? There’s an app for that

Me & My OBGAugust 13, 2014Articles

Paper charts are gradually becoming a thing of the past at many doctors’ offices. Tablet computing has revolutionized the medical field. Creative displays and interactive content are making doctor visits a more collaborative process.

Medical AppsNot only have advances in mobile technology made work more efficient for medical professionals, they also provide physicians with tools to teach both patients and young doctors.

Mobile apps quite popular among doctors:

  • WUSM OB Guide
    This application not only provides the user with quick facts about common obstetric encounters and complications, but it also provides nationally recognized, evidence-based protocols on how to manage them. (available for iPhone)
  • iTriage
    Find medications, diseases, and medical locations. Created by two ER medical doctors, this application gives you quick access to a huge healthcare & medical database in your pocket. Website» (available for iPhone and Android)
  • The Wheel SP
    The Wheel SP (for ‘SPinner’) is a gestational age calculator (also known as a pregnancy wheel) that is used every day by doctors, obstetricians, midwives, nurses, and pregnant women. (available for iPhone and Android)
  • DrawMD
    Visually communicate anatomy, conditions, procedures and concepts with your patients to improve understanding, retention and quality of care.
    Website » (available for iPhone)
  • Micromedex
    Find evidence-based drug information and clinical answers much faster and easier. (available for iPhone and Android)
  • Skyscape 
    The free Skyscape app comes loaded with a valuable package of medical resources, including drug information, medical calculators and clinical information on over 850 topics. Website » (available for iPhone and Android)
  • PubMed Mobile
    Search PubMed database with over 21 million citations for biomedical articles and life science journals (available for iPhone and Android)
  • MedCalc
    MedCalc Pro is a medical calculator that gives you easy access to complicated medical formulas, scores, scales and classifications.
    Website » (available for iPhone and Android)
  • Eponyms
    Eponyms brings a short description of more than 1’700 common and obscure medical eponyms (e.g., Rovsing’s sign, Virchow’s node) to your phone or tablet. (available for iPhone and Android)
  • Epocrates
    More than 1 million active members, including 50% of U.S. physicians, rely on Epocrates to enable better patient care by delivering the right information, right when it’s needed. Website » (available for iPhone and Android)

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