A review of iOS 6 features that may augment the practice of medicine
Low Carb Diet Assistant is a carb counter with easy-to-use features and a large database of foods, including restaurant menu items. It does not have a barcode scanner for obtaining nutritional information from bar codes.
iMedicalApps has uncovered evidence which suggests that one developer may be creating apps using content from popular textbooks without the publishers knowledge. This practice is not uncommon to the App Store; however, this is the first time that there is evidence which suggests that this practice may be happening in the medical section. Read on […]
by: Rohit Keswani, MD According to the Worcester Telegram, researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and UMass Memorial Medical Center have developed a prototype iPhone application that detects if the user has atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in the world and puts the patient at high risk for developing a stroke, […]
Apple kicked off the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco today with an impressive keynote where they made a number of key announcements which will have a number of implications for physicians and medical educators everywhere. Apple featured a video where they demonstrated the range and use of anatomy apps developed by 3D4Medical who […]
The best iPad medical apps for physicians. Thousands of Pad medical apps were sorted through to come up with this list, ranging from prescription drug reference apps to virtual simulation apps.
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.