Purpose of the Review
To find out how useful this app would be to a physician.
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is the standard diagnostic tool for epidemiology, health management and clinical purposes. This includes the analysis of the general health situation of population groups.
It is used to monitor the incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health problems.
ICD-10 was endorsed by the 43 World Health Assembly in May 1990 and came into use for WHO Member States as far back as 1994. The 11th revision of the classification has already started and will continue until 2015. Diseases Codes ICD-10 is the first Android app developed by Brazilian developer Trofo Systems.
At first launch, Diseases Codes ICD-10 displays a disclaimer about its use and contents. After that, we are confronted with the app’s main screen. The codes are grouped into chapters, blocks and categories. The item view of each code simply contains the title and the code itself. This app is also available in Portuguese.
Evidence and literature used to support app
- The app uses the ICD-10 codes for diseases.
- Codes are correct
- Not really useful for physicians
Healthcare providers that would benefit from the app
- Managed Care Executives, Hospital Executives
- ICD-10 codes are often used to enable storage and retrieval of diagnostic information for clinical, epidemiological and quality purposes. These records also provide the basis for the compilation of national mortality and morbidity statistics by WHO Member States.
- It is also used for reimbursement and resource allocation decision-making by countries.
- Such an app has little use for a physician but might be useful for an administrator.
Type of device used to review app–Motorola Droid 3
Rating: (1 to 5 stars): 2/5
- User interface – 3. UI is simple
- Multimedia usage – 1. There is no multimedia usage.
- Price – 3. Free is good.
- Real world applicability -1. Few physicians would benefit from such app.