Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Nutrition Complete - Nutritional database for the iPhone

Nutrition Complete, developed by Senstic, is a comprehensive food/nutrition database using data from the US Department of Agriculture in their comprehensive report titled "USDA National
Nutrient Database for Standard Reference".

This database contains detailed information on over 10,000 food items. Nutrition Complete is a useful patient education resource, particularly when discussing or developing an appropriate diet with a patient.

Nutrition Complete costs $4.99 and is available from the iTunes AppStore.


obWheel - Pregnancy calculator for the iPhone

obWheel is a free pregnancy calculator for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Estimated date of delivery and gestational age can be calculated based on the LMP (last menstrual period).

obWheel is simple, visually appealing, and a free application.

A great addition to the iPhone of any healthcare worker that cares for pregnant patients.

The price is right (free!) for medical and nursing students.


The Wheel - Pregnancy calculator for the iPhone

The Wheel is an interactive calculator to determine the estimated delivery date (EDD aka the due date) of a pregnancy based on the first day of a woman's last menstrual period (LMP) or by a known gestational age.

This is a simple, straightforward calculator that is available in Spanish, German, Italian, and French.
It is a great tool for medical students, residents, and any other healthcare workers that care for pregnant patients.

The Wheel is available from the iTunes AppStore and costs $5.99.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Pillboxer for iPhone - personal medication log

Pillboxer brings a virtual pillbox, with a database of some 11,000 FDA approved medications for easy data entry, to the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Key Features
  • Mobile, digital medication list
  • Quick data entry from built in database
  • Pill identification photos (Nice!)
  • Medication compliance log
The only "missing feature" is a truly functional medication reminder alert. The medication reminder alert only functions if Pillboxer is active due to restrictions on application behavior on the iPhone.

Pillboxer is available from the Appstore.

PEPID ED Platinum for iPhone

PEPID ED Platinum brings the vast and well known PEPID database to the iPhone and iPod Touch via a wireless internet connection. A comprehensive (and much easier to carry than a textbook) mobile reference for the emergency department.

Key Features
  • Differential Diagnosis Generator (great for students)
  • Drug Database w/drug interaction check
  • Laboratory manual
  • Medical calculators

  • Cost - $239.95 for one year of use
  • Need for wireless internet to access content
  • Not in the AppStore
PEPID ED Platinum can be purchased here.

PEPID is also available for Blackberry, Windows Mobile, and PalmOS.


Lexi-Drugs & Lexi-Interact for the iPhone

Lexicomp has released an iPhone/iPod Touch version of the well known Lexi-Drugs and Lexi-Interact pharmacology references. As always, the LexiComp products provide highly detailed and comprehensive information about drugs and drug interactions. The format is easy to use, and great for any pharmacist or other health care practioner who wants a comprehensive point of care pharmacology reference.

Price is the only drawback at $119.99 per user.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

ICDMeister for the iPhone

MeisterMed has released their classic ICDMEISTER application for the iPhone and iPod Touch, bringing another classic PalmOS medical application into the 21st century and the iPhone!

ICDMEISTER was included in the Medical Economics article "Best Programs for your Handheld" (Mar 7, 2008)

is easy to use, comprehensive, and up to date, and is sold as a 1 year subscription (due to annual ICD-9 code updates).

is clearly
a must have for any medical professional who does their own coding.


A lite version is also available to try before you buy.

Key features
  • Only includes billable ICD-9 codes!
  • Only includes the latest (2009) ICD-9 codes
  • Allows searching by abbreviations/acronyms

Monday, March 9, 2009

iPhone Medical Calcualtor Useability Poll

Our nonscientific iPhone Medical Calculator Useability poll is complete.

The Results - Figure 1.


As you can see, this study to determine which iPhone Medical Calculator is the easiest to use is limited because (think of this in the best journal club tradition....)

  • No control group
  • Small number of respondents (n = 18)
  • Only visitors to MedicaliPhone could vote
  • All options for iPhone medical calculators are not included
  • No statistical significance (alas, no p values)
  • Not published in a peer reviewed journal
To address these limitations, a follow up study will be conducted. Stay tuned!

ATP3 Lipids for the iPhone

Evan Schoenberg, the developer of MediMath, ICD9 Consult, and Perfect OB Wheel, has published a cholesterol management tool based on the The Third Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (the ATP3 for short).

The ATP3 is the latest evidence based guidelines developed by the National Cholesterol Education Program, a program of the National Institutes of Health and is the current standard for cholesterol management.

ATP3 Lipids has the following key features -
  • Definitions of ATP classifications
  • Cholesterol level goals
  • Therapeutic recommendations from the NCEP
  • Cholesterol management drug information
  • Framingham Cardiac Risk Calculator
  • Works with US and SI units
The Framingham Risk calculator alone makes this a worthwhile tool for any clinician that manages cardiac risk factors!

Data entry is quick and easy, and ATP3 Lipids is quite affordable at $4.99 at the AppStore.