When you want a way to find out what’s new & stay up to date

I want to hear about buzz-worthy articles

Docphin and Read each offer some suggested articles. In Docphin, the opening screen shows headlines clearly labeled as trending articles on Docphin and trending articles in journals you follow. Read offers a Featured Papers opening screen with citations from outside the journals you follow. They appear to be from your specialty and are sometimes old. Browzine and DocNews only show articles from the journals and sources you select.

Point: Docphin: not only for highlighting trending articles, but also for clearly labeling why each appears.

I want to follow health news, not just academic journals

Docphin or DocNews will suit your needs. Both offer numerous health news sources. DocNews allows you to browse news sources separately. On the app, Docphin‘s are integrated within an alphabetical list and on the web, they are browsable in a health news category.

Read has some news sources available to follow, but there are minimal choices (I spotted the New York Times, but no CNN or NPR). There’s no news category, so all sources would have to be searched for by title.

Point: Docphin and DocNews

I want CME

Docphin offers AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits for reading articles. You have to complete a form for each clinical question researched that includes documenting your original clinical question and how you applied findings to practice. DocNews also offers CME credits and requires that you answer two questions after reading an article. Instructions for requesting a transcript are clear. Read offers CME tracking, but it is not clear what kind of CME it is and how it can be reported.

Point: Docphin and DocNews