4. Patient Education apps: Draw MD series / Cancer.net / inMotion 3D
The iPad has not only improved the physician workflow with a gamut of reference applications, but it has enabled us to communicate better with our patients — quite possibly the device’s most resounding accomplishment.
In the past year we have seen an influx of medical apps aiming to help improve the physician patient relationship.
The flagship of this ideal has to be the Draw MD series. The Draw MD apps do exactly what their name state. They enable physicians to draw out surgical procedures to their patients in a palatable manner.
The series contains nine app currently, with seven specialties covered: Cardiology, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, OB/GYN, Urology, ENT, and Anesthesia.
To get a true insight into how this app can be used by physicians check out the below video where we demo some of the Draw MD apps. These apps by Draw MD alone should give physicians a legitimate reason to purchase an iPad.
Cancer.net is not an app that physicians themselves can use, but is an app included on this list due to its ability to transform a patient’s cancer experience. We included this app in our list of three healthcare apps physicians should consider prescribing to patients. The app is a product of the American Society of Clinical Oncology(ASCO). It enables patients to meticulously track their cancer therapy and also provides them a wealth of legitimate information on their disease. Physicians should consider prescribing this app to every patient who is going through cancer therapy.
InMotion 3D is an app by the Stryker Corporation, a medical device company with a focus on orthopedics. The app can be used for patient education of knee anatomy. Obviously, Stryker is promoting their own devices within the app, but the 3D interactive anatomy of the app is tremendously fun to use. In the below video we show the type of fun you can have with the app.