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.


Drug and alcohol abuse is a major health risk, and it’s sometimes left up to healthcare providers to reduce and prevent health-related consequences for their patients who take part in this risky behavior. Simple feedback from a health professional could make a difference in those patients’ lives.

Yet, many healthcare providers are cautious when it comes to alcohol and drug abuse discussion, but the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) method can make opening a dialogue easier. SBIRT is a series of questions that highlight patterns of drug and alcohol use that could be problematic.

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse along with Northwell Health created an app called, appropriately: SBIRT for Health Professionals. Available on iOS only, the app’s goal is to aid healthcare providers by standardizing and streamlining screening patients for risky substance abuse. The straightforward design is easy to use for both provider and patient. And after the proper information is added, the app provides individualized recommendations and standard tools for interventions.

Price: Free
Download on iTunes.


This week’s pick for Android:

Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination, 7th Edition is the Android app version of the book by the same name.

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