An app review of palmEM: Emergency Medicine Essentials, a succinct and quick universal iOS reference app
In this installment, we look at whether smartphones are distracting for clinicians, discuss the Lancet iPad journal app, and look at a cool new device that helps you track your fitness called the Nike Fuelband. Additionally, we demonstrate how easy it is to check out an iPad from a medical library, review an app that contains health advice for patients, and lastly, we show you the future of TEDMED.
Top 300 Drug Flashcards initial app attempts to do too many things at once for students studying pharmacology, but stumbles at the lofty goals
This Surgical Flaps app can be used by medical students and junior surgical residents to visually understand the variety of flaps available for use in plastic surgery.
Review of the Managing Dabigatran App, to Assist Healthcare Providers with the Prescribing and Managing of Pradaxa (Dabigatran)
The Fitbit Ultra is a straightforward and solidly performing activity tracker that offers the most accurate and fully-featured data collection among its competition.
Health 2.0, an organization/movement that wants to bridge the gap between technology and healthcare, recently announced that the Hokie Health Code-a-thon which will be held April 13-14 in Blacksburg, Virginia. This two day challenge will bring together people and teams from a variety of professions and talents with the goal of developing applications that enhance care quality, safety and efficiency. This contest will require teams to develop prototypes of the apps they are creating and will be given the opportunity to show off their product.
The Nike FuelBand takes a simple yet trendy approach in fitness tracking that should prove popular among enthusiasts, but suffers from a lack of diet and sleep quality tracking.
Pocket Brain part of the Pocket Anatomy series from award winning developers eMedia Interactive. Is a fully searchable interactive 3D atlas of the human brain, with 8 layers of neuroanatomy, clinical cases, cross sections and nerve pathways allows the busy medical and nursing student or allied health care professional to visualise the human brain.
Tumorpedia iPhone/iPad family of apps claims to be the most comprehensive mobile reference for musculoskeletal tumors, but is weak on content.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has recently released a mobile app to help wounded soldiers and their families access information that can assist in their recovery and return to U.S. civilian life.
SHOTS provides the user with various up to date immunization schedules (i.e., adult/adolescent and children’s (updated Feb. 2012), combination (updated 2011) and catch up) and vaccine specific, regimen, medical and age specific supplemental information regarding vaccines.