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Are unauthorized copies of popular medical textbooks being sold in Apple App Store?

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 […]

Researchers demonstrate iPhone camera can screen for atrial fibrillation

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 features anatomy apps and improvements for medical educators in WWDC keynote

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 […]

Top 10 free iPad medical apps

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.

Personal Health Record app underscores importance of using patient friendly medical terms

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.

How to convert a PowerPoint lecture into a PDF on the iPad, video demo

(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 […]

Journal Club App contains essential information on a few landmark clinical trials

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.