Rebel EM by AgileMD is an app that takes the website RebelEM and organizes the content into easy to ease, point-of-care accessible information. The website RebelEM was founded by Salim Rezaie MD and is run by a group of academic Emergency Medicine physicians. The website provides great blog posts that are peer reviewed, and focus on various Emergency Medicine topics. I’m a huge fan of the RebelEM website, and it’s great that AgileMD made a standalone app.
More importantly though — Instead of simply turning the website into an app, AgileMD divided the app into key systems, such as cardiovascular and gastroenterology. Within each of these sections, instead of long posts pertaining to each of the subjects, you’re given summary morsels of information. For example, in the hematology section you’ll find a subsection called “High Yield Hemolytic Anemia”. This section contains a great table with summary information on TTP, HUS, HELLPs, and DIC.
My only issue with the app is I wish they had put links to the full posts on each of the subsections for further reading. At the current time, I’d rather use a resource like ERres for quick reference information — but if the RebelEM app included key links to the website I’d definitely be more inclined to use it.
That said, this is a solid example of taking a website that has tons of information, and distilling it down into an easy to use point of care form.