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The best medical apps for your new iPhone

If you received a new iPhone as a present during the holiday season–welcome to the club. Now you have to know the essential medical apps you’ll need in the hospital and clinic setting. For those who received iPads and Android devices, don’t fret, those lists are coming next week.

1) UpToDate:

In prior years, you could only use the UptoDate (UTD) app if you had an individual subscription to the app. This left out thousands of physicians since they have access to UTD through their hospital or academic institutions, and were unable to use the individual iPhone or Android app. Thankfully, earlier this year they launched, UpToDate Anywhere. This enabled participating hospitals and academic institutions to allow their physicians to use UTD on the native iPhone/Android app for the first time.

We did an in-depth video demonstrations of how to set up UTD using your hospital subscription here: UpToDate setup on iPhone

Price: Free to download, though the subscription fee varies.

Link: iTunes

2) Micromedex:

A great app for looking up drug reference information. We prefer this to Epocrates and Medscape since its user interface is the most simple. There aren’t any logins required and we have less worries about pharma influence.

Price: Free

Link: iTunes

3) Medscape:

Medscape can help you with drug reference information, but as mentioned above, we prefer Micromedex. The reason you should download Medscape is because it includes a bunch of medical reference information, such as specific disease pathology and procedure information. Plus, it’s a free download–so no regrets as you can decide if it fills a place in your armamentarium of apps.

Price: Free

Link: iTunes