Using a venerable anatomy e-book on the iPad with Inkling

Anatomy is a highly visual field. The images are as important – if not even more so – than the text, so that is the first thing I focused my attention on with Essential Clinical Anatomy by Moore. As with other Inkling books, all figures are embedded in crisp, clear text. Selecting the figure brings up an isolated view that magnifies the image and provides a caption. Using the pinch maneuver, the image can be expanded with almost no grainy pixels. I was quite impressed with the brilliance and overall quality of the figures.

Dr. Joseph Kvedar talks about the power of “always on, always connected” health care #mHS11

Joseph Kvedar, MD, is the Founder and Director of the Center for Connected Health, which was established in 1995 by Partners HealthCare. Partners was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. The Center’s mission is to “develop new strategies to move health care from the hospital and doctor’s office into the day-to-day lives of patients.” Dr. Kvedar will be speaking in the Super Sessions at the Summit on “Mobile Health in the Clinical Enterprise”.

Muscle & Bone Anatomy 3D is a great anatomy app for medical students

This app is an ideal introduction to gross anatomy for medical students at the beginning of their course. The basic level of detail is appropriate for first years and learning is complemented with media such as audio pronunciations and videos. The cheap price and impressive, attractive user interface mean that students looking for a basic introduction to anatomy need look no further. A fantastic app.