Top 15 Free Android Medical apps for Healthcare professionals

7. Harvard School of Public Health

The Harvard School of Public Health News app is surprisingly functional and useful. We say surprisingly because Harvard isn’t the first school to make an application to push their content, but they stand out amongst their peers for the simplicity, overall user interface, and solid functionality delivered by the application.

The app features news articles from the School of Public Health — however, the articles link to the school website, and it would be nice if the articles were native or customized for the app. But the true functionality comes from the delivery of educational audio and video content. Some of the best minds in Public Health are at Harvard and the multimedia content is rich with useful knowledge.

In these pictures you can see one of the recent audio podcasts by Dr. Milton Weinstein on comparative effectiveness research. His podcast is a great overall summary of the history of comparative effectiveness research and also how it applies to current times, mixed with the current political ramifications – great listening material. The app will even send you notifications when new audio and video content is available.  As the pictures show, the application is embedded deeply with Twitter, allowing a dynamic and interactive conversation with the content contained in the app.

Most useful for: Health care professionals and students interested in public health and current trends in health policy.

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  • Wow! Thanks for this list iMedical Apps! Amazing how I’ve had the android for awhile now and didn’t even know some of these medical apps existed!

  • nice list. i want to switch to verizon soon, but iphone or android ??? heard good things about android. i have an iphone right now.

    • I’ve had an article in the works about this topic. It’s almost done — right now getting some opinions from developers about some things. Should answer some of these questions.

      Iltifat Husain iMedicalApps Editor
    • Read between the lines on reviews of iPhone vs. Android and I think you’ll find most reviewers favor the iPhone user interface and more polished, less buggy applications.

      Also, don’t discount AT&T – their network is 3-5 times faster than Verizon in my repeated (non-scientific) tests using Verizon currently uses CDMA technology for their smartphones (including the upcoming iPhone), which has much slower data throughput than AT&T’s GSM network (plus AT&T allows simultaneous voice and data and works worldwide.)

  • Not sure if a calorie counting program counts as a “medical app”. iPhone seems to have a much richer collection (obvious with review of your Top 20 Free iPhone Medical Apps link).

    • True, iPhone does have a richer collection of free medical apps. Android is definitely catching up though. Also, the calorie counter program did fit our inclusion criteria due to the ability of its use as a patient education tool. We also included one calorie counting app in our top 20 free iphone medical apps list as well.

      Iltifat Husain iMedicalApps Editor
  • Is there any hope on getting Uptodate for android devices?

  • I would add Lexicomp to the list of medical app must haves

  • epocrates is great medical app for android mobile. its easy to use and really helpful for quick reference. But I think is its only a trail version (mine is expiring in 20 days). If that’s so, it should not be in this list as you mentioned you are not including the trail version to this list. But I recommend u confirm it 1st.

    suzata86 Subscriber
    • Epocrates has a free and a paid version, we included it on this list b/c there is a free version. You are most likely using the paid version they offer with a trial. Hope that explains the confusion. thanks!

      Iltifat Husain, MD iMedicalApps Editor
    • The epocrates trial offer is one of the paid versions. There is a free version also that is great. When you start to download it will ask you if you want to download the free one or one of the others with a trial offer.

  • Great,Thanks for this list iMedical Apps! Amazing how I’ve had the android for awhile now and didn’t even know some of these medical apps existed!

  • This is terrific! Thanks for making the practice potentially a lot easier and still accurate.

  • Love my Epocrates- use it practically every day

  • Amazing app. It is very helpful.

  • Excellent compilation..very useful for medical students..

  • As a medical student, I found the OSCE app from really useful, you can get it here . Most of the stuff in the app is available on their website for free but its useful to have it on the go, plus there are mock exams etc in the app

  • what about ekg apps or the best free medical terminology app

    The software generally encompasses various nursing topics, including medication and

    treatment information.

  • This sounds like a very useful app! However, it asks for permission to know your GPS based location and read your phone’s ID and state. I think that’s a bit intrusive for an app that only manages PDFs and image capture.

  • I am looking for an app, that may not exist, but should.
    The problem?-ordering tests, an inordinate amount of time to look up a code that the test will be deemed appropriate for. Eg a patient with syncope, one cannot order a CBC(Medicare rules). But if one knew what was allowable one could appropriately choose “anemia”(rule out).
    So-is there an app out there that lists diagnoses that are linked to a particular test???

  • Thank u so much! Just got a new Tab, and this review helped me find just the right apps! Very grateful indeed!

  • Best android apps available… Still no tablet support… Stretched out display on tablet looking forward to tab display. :-)

  • Does anyone know of AUC app

  • Hi

    I need an app that is the equivilant of canquit or quitmedkit offered for iphone. Essentially I need an app that offers doctors a pharmacotherapy guidance for chantix and zyban. Any suggestions for provider focused smoking cessations apps for Android?

    Please HELP

  • This states Evernote can be used as organizational tool. This is a great app, but I have concerns on HIPAA compliance. Does Evernote have this type of program when sending data and storing on a cloud-based server? If not, how can this be used? Thx

  • can somebody give details about personal health monitoring system using android

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