Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Medical App Survey for Medical Professionals

Please take our Medical App Survey for Medical Professionals. When the survey is complete, we will publish the data here.   Click here to see some of the results from last year's survey. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

iBook on medical coding apps for the iOS platform

A new iBook for the iPhone and iPad is out, and features a discussion on the evaluation and management coding apps available in iTunes.   A total of 6 coding apps are featured in this free iBook.

Medical Coding Apps for the iPhone and iPad - Robert Robinson & Martha Burk

Saturday, November 19, 2011

New Kindle eBook on medical coding apps

Found a Kindle eBook on Amazon about medical coding apps for iOS devices today. 
Great idea to help get through the mess that is the "Medical" section of the iTunes App Store! Wish there was a catalog of professionally selected medical apps that was as easy to use as iTunes.  Wonder if this will be available as an iBook.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Fall iOS Apps for Hospitalists Collection

Medical Apps for Hospitalists on the iPhone and iPad - Fall 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Medical App Review - iClickCare - mobile healthcare collaboration tool

iClick Care demon on an iPhone - Physician collaboration tool

is an enterprise level, mobile enabled, HIPAA compliant physician collaboration tool available for the iPhone and iPad developed by Click Care LLC.  The Click Care system is capable of sharing images, text, audio, and video information in a secure manner.

iClickCare has a web based companion (Click Care Classic) for use on desktop computers. 

The Click Care website has an excellent walk through to show how this collaboration tool could help your practice.  

iClickCare appears to be an excellent addition to any wound care or home health practice.

Due to the enterprise nature of this app, we are not able to do a full review of this app.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Medical App Review - Medical Educator for iOS App Review

Medical Educator iOS app to help students in the UK pass exams
Medical Educator is a iOS app by the Medical Educator Team that is designed to help medical students in the UK pass medical student exams.

Obviously, medical students in the UK would be the primary audience for this app, but it still has utility in the US due to the excellent collection of videos in the app - procedures, physical exams, and more. 

Some of the jargon/terminology in the app and the promotional material is foreign ("...doctors of SPR grade and above....."), but it is a well organized app that is easy to use.

This app is something for any medical student to download and try out.

Medical Educator for iOS is available for free at the iTunes App Store.

SurgAware iPhone App Review

SurgAware is a point of care reference for the general and specific risks of a number of surgeries.  This app is aimed at improving the informed consent process before surgery, and was developed by ConsentCare.

Improving the informed consent process is an excellent concept, and this app does provide useful information regarding the risks of surgery.

This app is far from complete, and lacks a discussion of many important surgical risks such as cardiovascular complications of non-cardiac surgery.  Including the frequency of complications might also be useful.

Additionally, this app suffers from slow performance because data is pulled from a web database for each surgery.  This also makes this app useless without a good WiFi or 3G signal (like a good portion of the hospital I work at!)

SurgAware is likely to become a useful tool for the discussion of surgical risks with patients when the database of risks is more complete and performance issues are addressed.  

SurgAware costs $2.99 and is available from the iTunes App Store.

SurgAware - SurgicalConsent PTY Ltd

Medical App Survey - Where do medical professionals find apps?

Our survey of 100 medical professionals located in the USA shows that the favorite method for finding apps is the iTunes App store (52%).  Social media, a very hot internet marketing area, follows in a distant second at 21%.  

These results suggest that medical app developers should focus considerable effort in preparing the listing for a new app in the iTunes App Store. 
More results are to be published later!