As the Editor-in-Chief of iMedicalApps, I continue to be pleasantly surprised by the innovation that happens year after year in the medical categories of the App Stores. Over the past month, I’ve been doing an exhaustive review of all of the iOS medical apps released in 2013, and I’ve gathered a list of the best medical apps released in the calendar year. In this post I’ll just focus on the 10 best quick reference medical apps I’ve found. In subsequent posts I’ll focus on other key categories.
“Quick Reference” apps
An essential tool for Critical Care physicians in the medical and surgical ICUs, as well as for Emergency Medicine physicians. This app not only includes information about vasoactive agents, but gives dosing and treatment information for almost every single type of critical care situation that arises.
There are plenty of times when you need to check visual acuity on a patient–and this app takes it to a new level. Other than doing the basic visual acuity test, you can use the app to activate your camera’s flashlight so you can check for pupillary response, and even use the app to measure pupil size. The big differentiator between this app and other eye chart apps is the user interface. EyeMD’s user interface is significantly better than its competitors and it’s become my go-to app for visual acuity exams.