The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) should be commended for moving into the mobile space. Whereas pharma and other sectors of the medical industry are struggling to “go mobile” — the US Department of HHS has had an iPhone app available for about two years now.

Aptly named “Electronic Preventive Services Selector”, their iPad app does not disappoint. Bringing the United States Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) recommendations to mobile form. Although if you’re a Urologist, you might not care for the USPSTF’s recommendations (reference their decision of PSA and Prostate cancer screening — we couldn’t help but inject some humor into this piece).

One of the neat features of the ePSS app is the ability to link to HTML calculator pages within the app. For example, in the below video we show how the app links to a Risk Assessment tool for estimating the 10-year risk of having a heart attack — based on the Framingham Heart study.

There are even sections linking you to patient education PDF files, enabling you to email your patients learning material. In future iterations we would love to see a comprehensive search function within the app.


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