The following is a listing of the 20 free iPhone medical applications (apps) for health care professionals which was compiled by iMedicalApps. Not only these apps could be useful but they could also be used to obtain CMEs.
Medscape is an app with 7,000+ drug references, 3,500+ disease clinical references, 2,500+ clinical images and procedure videos, robust drug interaction tool checker, CME activities, and more.
This is a prescription medical reference app.
3. New England Journal of Medicine
The NEJM app allows access to the last 7 days worth of published articles, along with images of various medical conditions and videos on how to perform procedures such as LPs and chest tubes. NEJM has weekly audio summaries and the selection of four full text audio reads of clinical practice articles which can be accessed via a podcast format as well.
Epocrates is one of the best medical reference tools in the mobile format. The free version of Epocrates, Epocrates Rx, provides great content: Drug monographs and health plan formularies, drug interaction tool, pill identifier, medical Calculator, and a new addition: Medical News and handpicked clinical articles.
5. Calculate (Medical Calculator) by QxMD
Medical calculator app.
6. Radiology 2.0: One night in the ED
This is a case learning radiology tool based on content organized by Dr. Daniel Cornfeld, an Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at Yale University School of Medicine who specializes in Body and Emergency Medicine Imaging.
7. Skyscape: RxDrugs and OCM (Outlines in Clinical Medicine)
The free offerings from Skyscape are in the form of RxDrugs and OCM. RxDrugs is basically a drug reference tool, while OCM(outlines of Clinical Medicine) contains information on disease pathology.
8. Living Medical Textbooks
There are actually 5 Living Medical Textbooks, ranging in topics from Diabetes to Multiple Sclerosis. The chapters are updated when noteworthy new medical data or research is introduced in medicine.
9. Medical Radio
ReachMD has an XM Satellite Radio broadcast (XM 160) stationthat allows medical professionals to do CME activities and keep up to date on new literature.
Neuromind is a production of Pieter Kubben, a Dutch neurosurgeon who is a clinician, researcher, and software engineer. His application is a simple reference tool for neurologists, neurosurgeons, and other clinicians who need reference material for neuro based pathologies.
11. Prognosis: Your Diagnosis
Prognosis is an app from Medical Joyworks — produced out of Sri Lanka, where one of the goals of the developers of the app was to “make medicine fun”. The level of clinical content is more suited for medical students and paramedics, and is not advanced enough for residents and those in higher training.
12. Harvard’s Public Health News App
The Harvard School of Public Health News app features news articles from the School of Public Health.
13. Radiopaedia – Radiology Teaching Files – Lite
The application is based on the website, Radiopaedia.org— a free radiology resource written by the radiology community.
14. Ahrq ePSS
This is a public health tool provided to health care professionals by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) — from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) — the nation’s lead federal agency for research on health care quality, costs, outcomes, and patient safety. The application allows to input a patient’s age, along with other key demographic information, and gives back the basic screening and public health information pertinent for the patient. Much of the content is based on the recommendations made by the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF). The app also provides great links to screening calculators and reference tools available on the web.
15. Dragon Medical Search
Dragon Medical Search allows a user to say the phrase of a drug or clinical disease, and the user is given a roulette of resources, including ICD9 codes, to read. The aggregated data is from Medscape, Medline, and others sources.
16. Epocrates – Calculators
Epocrates offers the following calculators for free: GFR calculator, BMI tool, STAT cholesterol, CardioMath Tool and Seattle Heart Failure Risk Calc. A useful app for specialists.
17. MedPage Today
MedPage Today is a resource for medical professionals, and a lot of the content is in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Doximity — The “Facebook for doctors”. Doximity is a private network exclusively for physicians and medical students. Technically, the app allows the user to connect with old classmates to reminisce old times via its secured text message server, but its aim is more serious in nature.
19. Drop Box
Drop Box is technicallynot a medical app — but it can be used to help in the medical workflow. It is basically an online storage that could be accessed from anywhere.
20. 3D Brain and Lose it
3D brainis an app derived from the Genes to Cognition Online website, funded by the Dana Foundation and Hewlett Foundation.
Lose It is a great application to use when counseling patients on their diet and exercise.