Prognosis Cardiology app is an opportunity to learn Cardiology solving clinical cases

Purpose of App Review

The purpose of this review is to answer the question whether Prognosis: Cardiology is an app that can help physicians practice their cardiology skills.

Introduction

Medical Joyworks’ “Prognosis: Your Diagnosis” has been around for quite a while for the iPhone and Android. Prognosis: Cardiology is part of a series of steps they have taken to specialize their apps  and tailor them to specific needs.

This app is a Clinical Case simulator that aims to provide an entertaining experience as well as a practice platform to keep professionals sharp.

User Interface

The app’s main screen labeled “Main Menu” lists the different cases the app has to offer.

In contrast to the original “Prognosis: your diagnosis”, the cases here are not grouped into specialties such as “Medicine”, “Surgery”, “Gyn & Obs” and “Pediatrics”; it just displays Cardiology cases without distinction.

When we select a case, the  “History” tab provides us with the patient’s condition and other relevant information. There are also other tabs at the bottom of the screen that include:  “Examine”, “Investigate”, “Manage” and “Finish”.

On the “Examine” tab, there’s a picture with clinical signs that we would find during the pertinent exploration.

“Investigate” let’s us see a list of complementary studies we can order.

The “Manage” tab is where we input how to treat the patient’s condition. Tapping “Finish” ends the case and shows us how well we performed.

Our results are graded “Poorly”, “Satisfactory” or “Very Well” and a detailed view shows a summary of our actions.

The “Discuss” button will walk us through the case and provide references. We can also “Share” our results on Facebook so all our friends know how well we did.

Price

  • This is a free app

Likes

  • Interesting cases
  • User Interface is simple and friendly
  • Medicine is accurate

Dislikes

  • There seems to be little differences between this app and the main one

Healthcare providers that would benefit from the app

  • Cardiology
  • Medical students
  • Physicians
  • Internal Medicine

Conclusion

  • The app is fun to use. It’s a good app to practice your Cardiology knowledge.

iMedicalApps recommended?

  • Yes

Google Play Store

Rating
Overall: 3/5 Stars

User Interface: 4/5 stars. Easy to use and friendly
Multimedia Coverage: 2/5. Could have more images and sounds.
Price: 3/5 Stars. The app is free and has good value.
Real World Applicability: 3/5 Stars. This is not an app that would be used on a daily basis but has its use to practice and train.

Author:

Guido Giunti, MD

Healthcare IT Research Associate at the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires on the subject of gamification and games in healthcare. He teaches Internal Medicine and Physical Examination at the University of Buenos Aires.

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