By: Iltifat Husain MD & Satish Misra MD
It’s been more than two years since the editors at iMedicalApps went through the medical apps available for iOS and found the best medical apps Physicians and other healthcare providers should download onto their iPhone. During that time the face of the App Store has changed, along with the phone itself.
Since our original list, there have been a tremendous number of new apps Physicians should consider downloading — many that we use on a daily basis.
One of the unique things about our search was the discovery of essential “non-medical” apps for healthcare professionals. These apps are not in the medical category and are used by the general public for other purposes — but when configured appropriately, become essential tools for Physicians.
This list required a tremendous amount of research and time and we hope you enjoy some of the unique applications we found — some of these apps might help you save a life. Remember to register on our site (free) to view the accompanying videos we made to give you an idea of how best to use the apps.
The following list was compiled by the Editor-in-chief and Managing Editors of iMedicalApps. The editors individually searched through the iTunes store (desktop) and App Store (iOS) in the free medical apps category and compiled their top medical apps list. Key features looked at were quality of content, real world applicability, and user interface. After individual lists were compiled by the editors, the lists were compared and key categories were made to help delineate the medical apps functionality.
The following categories were selected:
- “Non-medical” apps critical for health care providers
- Drug Reference
- Medical Literature Curation apps
- Medical Calculators
- Medical Language translators
- General Reference
- Patient Education
- Specialty Education
- Continuing Medical Education (CME)
- Social Networks
The remaining editors at iMedicalApps were able to view the compiled lists in their entirety, and were given the opportunity to add other apps. The Editor in Chief and Managing Editor only included apps unanimously agreed upon.
Medical Literature Curation
Read by QxMD & Docphin
Speaking of game changers. Imagine being able to read your favorite medical journals on your phone, but doing so in a magazine format. Imagine having an application that automatically updates a feed with your latest journal articles, provides easy, one click viewing of the PDF files, and will even store them. Imagine not having to login to your institutions portal repeatedly to view your favorite journal articles.
Now stop imagining because there are now apps doing this. Read by QxMD and Docphin offer this functionality. They have quickly become favorites and must haves. In our videos of each, we show you how to set up the app, and explain why one of them is the clear favorite for the iPhone.
We guarantee reading journal articles on your iPhone will never be the same.
Read: Personalized Medical Journal
iMA prior review: Docphin is all your medical library journals in one app