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The following is our weekly list of notable iPhone medical apps released during the past week–week 13. For each app, I have added some comments and alternative apps you might consider.
The key thing to note is that these are not all of the medical apps released in the past week. Rather, these are the medical apps that stood out to me as having potential use for medical professionals. There are some great medical apps here and many are free.
Week 13 was a disappointing one for new medical app releases. If you look at our prior lists, Week 11 and Week 12 , you will see a plethora of interesting medical apps that were released. Only two notable ones for week 13 though. They are the following:
App name: Guideline Central
iTunes Description: This app is the most comprehensive source of medical society endorsed, evidence based treatment guidelines covering dozens of specialties. The guidelines are in a concise, easy to read format ideal for practicing clinicians and are based on the Guidelines PocketCard,of which there are over 8 million in circulation.
My take: This app is listed as free, but there are several in-app purchases. If you swear by guidelines that are created by specialties, such as the American College of Chest Physicians, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and many others–then this appears to be a promising medical app to download.
App name: Chest Pain Syndrome Admission
iTunes Description: This app is a comprehensive, evidence-based, easy-to-use clinical decision-making and documentation tool for health care providers during chest pain admission or evaluation.
My take: This is an app that helps you with chest pain criteria including TIMI score, Duke Chest Pain, etc. Currently, the app is free. It is worth taking a look for hospitalists, but if they start charging for it, then it is not worth the cost.