Monday, July 23, 2012

Medical eBook Review - Guide to iPhone and iPad use by Medical Professionals - iHealthcare

iHealthcare details how medical professionals like doctors and nurses use iPhones and iPads.  Data is compiled from published surveys and the few available peer reviewed publications.

iHealthcare details:
- iOS device adoption
- Medical App use
- Medical App discovery
- Hospital support of iOS devices
- The medical app marketplace

iHealthcare is a free ebook available in all iBookstores worldwide and is a great resource for doctors, nurses, medical administrators, and medical app developers.

iHealthcare 2012 - R Robinson & M Burk

iHealthcare is published by independent authors using iBooks Author.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Medical App Review - MNA Screening Tool for Malnutrition

MNA (Mini Nutritional Assessment) app for the iPhone and iPad
MNA is a free nutritional screening app developed for Nestle. 

This app is easy to use, and uses the validated Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) tool to assess the risk of malnutrition in patients.

MNA - UKCDesign

MNA is easy to use, and has an option to save patient information for later review.

MNA suffers from an uninspiring user interface and a requirement to enter a patient name to start the screening tool.

However, MNA is the only malnutrition screening tool in the iTunes app store at this time. 

Malnutrition is a common, though unrecognized problem.  Adding MNA to your app collection may help you identify patients at risk of malnutrition.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Medical App Review - ICD9 Consult 2012 for iPhone - Easy to use ICD reference

ICD9 Consult 2012 by Evan Schoenberg for the iPhone and iPad
ICD9 Consult is an iOS app that is an excellent point of care (or point of filling out a charge sheet..) ICD-9 reference.  This app contains all of the 2012 ICD9 codes, which can be searched in several different ways. 

This app is well designed, responsive, and comprehensive.

Coding apps like ICD9 Consult are essential to hospitalists, intensivists, and other on the go medical specialists that do not have the luxury of going to an office to fill out charges.

ICD9 Consult 2012 - Evan Schoenberg

ICD9 Consult is a great companion app to any one of the excellent E&M coding apps found in iTunes

A free version of ICD9 Consult is also available.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Medical App Review - Sanford Guide 2011-12 for iPhone

Sanford Guide for Antibiotics and Antimicrobial therapy on the iPhone
The Sanford Guide is a classic antibiotic and infectious disease reference that is now available on the iPhone. 

Antibiotic suggestions are available by infection type and microbe, making this a high value clinical application.  A must have for medical students, residents, and attending physicians that use antibiotics on a routine basis.

The citations of primary medical literature also make the Sanford Guide highly useful in educational settings.

The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy 2011 - Antimicrobial Therapy, Inc.

The high clinical value of the Sanford Guide is reflected by consistently high rankings in the iTunes App Store for Top Grossing Medical Apps.

A new version of the Sanford Guide, updated for 2012, will be released in the near future.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Medical App Review - Journal Club - Evidence Based Medicine App for your iOS Device

Journal Club is an evidence based medicine app developed for iOS devices by a group of physicians at Periphreal Brain LLC.

Journal Club for iPhone - Peripheral Brain, LLC

Journal Club allows you to review results from a growing list of landmark clinical trials at the point of care, making it an excellent resource for teaching medical students and residents, and for discussing treatment plan options with patients.

A unique app that would be useful to medical students, residents, fellows, and attendings.

This app includes links to the original articles and has features for easy sharing.

Consider contributing your medical writing skills to the Wikijournalclub which powers the Journal Club app.  A great item to add to your CV for fellowship applications...

These opinions were formulated after using the Journal Club app for 6 weeks as a teaching attending on an internal medicine hospitalist service, and are completely biased in favor of useful, high quality medical apps such as Journal Club.

Journal Club is the July Medical App of the Month for MedicaliPhone

ACCORD, AFFIRM, COURAGE, COMET, SHOCK, UPLIFT, FACTT. Let’s face it: the sea of evidence-based medicine is vast, and wading through stacks and stacks of JAMA, NEJM, and JACC just isn't feasible. What should be at the top of the reading list?
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