The most innovative Medical Apps of 2012

Grapherence

What is it?

Identifying the interrelationship between articles in medical literature has always been a difficult endeavor. Grapherence is Unbound Medicine’s approach to graphically represent the relationship between journal articles.

What was Innovative?

Initially when using the app, the user is able to visually see how different articles are interrelated to each other via their research content and cluster thoughts. This can be useful then to trace patterns of research done and how they have spurred on other research or landmark studies.

Why is it important?

Visual representation of data — especially in research and writing — can be greatly beneficial when looking through medical literature. It allows the user to see how one item may relate to another. This could be expounded further perhaps in visually demonstrating how research has affected guideline creation or standards of care for individuals that want to know why we practice certain ways and how it may change.

Links:

iMedicalApps: Grapherence 
iTunes: Unbound Medline – Pubmed, Journals, and Grapherence Access (Free)

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  • Thanks for recognizing Read by QxMD as one of the most innovative medical apps of 2012. At QxMD, we’re focused on enhancing knowledge translation and the adoption of evidence-based practice. We hope that ‘Read’ will help medical practitioners achieve this goal.
    http://qx.md/read

    QxMD Medical Apps | Daniel Schwartz
  • Thanks for thinking of my doctor mole app… Means a lot.

  • Yay for not a single Android app

    • Yep, unfortunate that most of these apps aren’t available for android. We tried to do a search through android but the medical section of android is definitely lacking in regards to innovative apps. Unfortunately almost all developers first go to iOS before going to android in the medical category — a good number ignore android altogether.

      Iltifat Husain, MD iMedicalApps Editor
      • Completely understandable. It is pretty frustrating to see what Android-users are missing out on, but I can tell that the tides seem to be changing; the number of decent medical apps currently in the Play store versus a year ago is fairly significant. When I first started looking into apps, I only had maybe 3-5 downloaded. Now, I have 20 or so. I’m hopeful this trend will continue.

        • I think with the rise of the number of apps available on Android devices, developers will eventually start targeting Android with more interest. I would not be surprised if next years review sees a significant difference in the apps presented.

          Timothy Aungst, PharmD iMedicalApps Editor
  • Great article iMedicalApps Team, although i think you dont mention to any app developed beyond US.

    @edulopeza

  • Thanks iMedicalApps! For you Android users out there, Docphin has an Android app as well!
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.docphin&hl=en

    Derek (Docphin.com)

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