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Epocrates Cardio Tool asks a lot of the user without giving enough in return

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A seemingly random selection of calculators that includes some unusual tools but while excluding more common ones, this app still needs some work.

AcademyQ app is a great self assessment tool for ENT surgeons

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The AcademyQ Otolaryngology Knowledge Self Assessment Tool app is a great question bank resource for physicians and residents in the field of otolaryngology.

SPARX aims to use gamification to help kids manage diabetes, asthma, and other chronic conditions

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We spoke with Frank about SPARX, their future plans for addressing co-morbid medical conditions, and how a behavioral science-based video game works not just from the medical perspective, but also from a business and financial perspective.

The ABSITE Slayer app is one of the best resources for surgery training exams

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Review of ABSITE Slayer, the app version of the main resource used to review for the American Board of Surgery examination.

Utilizing Nearpod for medical education, Part 3, making the most of analytics for learning

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This article will focus on utilizing the analytic features offered by Nearpod to maximize learning.

ThaliMe is a health app that excites me as a patient and health care professional

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It is not often that I come across an app that I feel can impact me or my family directly, but companies are now reaching out to engage patient communities through mobile technology that I think will affect everyone one day.

Score95 offers over 2,000 USMLE style practice questions in a mobile app

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Purpose of App Review to review the breadth and quality of questions to review utility of the app for studying for USMLE Step I Introduction So little time and so much to learn.  We are always in search of a better, more efficient way to learn, remind, or cram all the information needed in order to not only pass, but to achieve our best score.  Score95.com aims to help USMLE hopefuls study better in order to better prepare for USMLE […]

iASE app is a great reference for cardiologists learning about echocardiography

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Unlike Pocket Guidelines, this medical app is a great resource for anyone who interprets echocardiograms.

How innovation in mobile health is reshaping mental health

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Psychiatric health conditions and behavioral issues received greater prominence at the 2013 mHealth Summit, with presentations and panels given by prominent national researchers.

Pain Management Pocketcards is an overly complex app for a simple function

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Pain management pocketcards almost gets it right. The app consists of a few genuinely useful reference cards, though, the user interface is somewhat of a let down.

Physician’s 2 year review of GymPact, now called Pact, an app that pays you for exercising

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This is a revised version of my January 2013 review of GymPact, updated with new screenshots and insights into the app that allows you to earn (or lose) money by going (or not going) to the gym.

GymPact rebrands as Pact, adding nutrition goals with MyFitnessPal partnership

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On their 2 year anniversary, GymPact expanded their offerings for earning money with health living by introducing two new pacts focused on healthy eating.