PocketHealth is a patient app developed by Cognovant as a mobile Personal Health Record (mPHR) available for the iPhone, iPad and Android platforms. This is an ambitious and comprehensive app based on Electronic Health Record features for individual use. It’s stated purpose by the developer is to allow consumers to take control of their health data and care for their own personal use and to share with their providers. It is encrypted and stored solely on the device.
(Login and then click the above image to view the video) When it comes to note-taking on the iPad there are a number of different ways that work best for each individual. One particular method that works well on the iPad is annotating PDF files. We reviewed a number of note taking apps and came […]
A brief tutorial video showing the user how to use your iPad to open a medical academic paper into DropBox.
The iBGStar masterfully brings to reality the long-standing dream of a glucometer peripheral for the iPhone.
Journal Club is a good app with an excellent premise and ideation. The main issue facing its utility and acceptance as a mainstream app is the number of articles included. As Wiki Journal Club grows, the usefulness of the associated app will also grow. There is a need for apps like this to help summarise complex research papers for doctors on the frontline.
A helpful tool to work through a common problem encountered in inpatient medicine, likely best utilized by medical students and junior residents.
iLiver is a useful, well designed free app for those who are interested in liver disease. Its pure focus on this can be a drawback and there are certainly one or two areas of improvement. Despite this, it is still a first-rate app and worth downloading.
The role for synchronous and asynchronous communications in healthcare is important due to the necessity of choosing the correct method at the right time for a particular clinical concern.
A user-review of the Porter’s Pediatric ALS app for iPhone by a third year medical student. The app is based on William Porter’s well-revered ALS book in print.
Anyone familiar with the web version of GP Notebook and finds it useful should be encouraged to purchase this app. The overall feel and use of the app is impressive and the ability to access the wealth of content online/offline is a major plus point. Whilst this app mainly appeals to general practitioners, the information contained within is widely applicable to anyone involved in community healthcare.
Meditoons, a new app by Pearlswan Communications, features short and simple animations to help explain gastrointestinal diseases such as gallstones, appendicitis, and hemorrhoids
HouseOfficer offers and exciting insight into the future of medicine and patient management. It simplifies patient management and helps order jobs effectively thus reducing risk of errors and thereby improving patient safety. A great app which is sure to improve with future updates