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.