Hundreds of new apps hit iOS and Android app stores every week. We’ve sorted through them to pick the best medical apps for medical professionals.

Advance Care Planning

The Advance Care Planning app, by The Royal Children’s Hospital of Melbourne, provides a framework of discussion to those caring for children with life-limiting conditions. It outlines an approach to decision-making that can aid families when deciding what interventions align with their preferences and goals. Designed for providers, the authors even included recommended phraseology when speaking to families and children. The app also includes suggestive clinical triggers and illustrative case examples.

Price: Free
Download on iTunes

BBH Heart

The BBH Heart app, or Brookwood Baptist Health Heart app, was created to aid practicing cardiologists in a variety of specialties. It includes up-to-date American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association protocols in an easy to navigate format. Flow charts of emergent protocols are available for quick reference.

Price: Free
Download on iTunes

GDDS

The Geriatric Depression and Dementia Scale (GDDS) application allows providers to screen geriatric patients for symptoms of depression and signs of dementia. There are a total of 30 questions for the patient to answer privately and independently on the provider’s device. These questions are available in ten languages in order to serve a diverse population. The app was funded by the state of California and developed by faculty at Stanford University School of Medicine and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.

Price: Free
Download on iTunes

MGH Nephrology Guide

The Nephrology Guide of the Massachusetts General Hospital app is a quick reference for providers addressing acute and chronic kidney disease, as well as common electrolyte imbalances and acid-base disorders. The content claims to be equally beneficial to nephrology fellows, attendings, dialysis nurses, and students. It also contains considerations for special patient populations, such as those also presenting with diabetes, cancer, or HIV.

Price: $49.99
Download on iTunes

Other medical apps for iOS and Android we liked this week:

Occupational and Environmental is the iPhone and iPad version of CURRENT Occupational and Environmental Medicine. iOS

Current Med Diag & Treatment is the Android app version of the book CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment. Android

Neurology Exam Review Q&A is the app-optimized version of the book of the same title. iOS | Android

Check out our previous picks here. And see what apps we thought were noteworthy in 2017.