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.

Medical Apps for iOS

Cause of Death Reference Guide

The Cause of Death Reference Guide app was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide a quick reference for physicians and other healthcare providers involved in creating death certificates. A large portion of the app is dedicated toward providing accurate medical information as it pertains to a death. This is a primary responsibility of the physician, which is crucial to a factual death certificate and vital to accurate data collection by the CDC.

Price: Free
Download on iTunes

 

ePlumonology Review

ePlumonology Review was developed by physicians at Johns Hopkins as an efficient and up-to-date way to earn CE credits in pulmonology. Available articles and podcasts can be searched and sorted by category and include interviews with expert faculty on current research and its application in practice.

Price: Free
Download on iTunes

ERcast

The ERcast app offers one-click CME credits on “down-to-earth clinical topics” and an authentic view on practicing emergency medicine. Approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, this app hosts monthly podcasts on timely topics and shares practice improvement tips from published literature.

Price: Free
Download on iTunes
Also available for Android on Google Play

My Liver App

My Liver was designed to support patients after receiving a liver cancer diagnosis. The app is also an informational resource for caregivers, family, and friends. There are five main sections: My Liver, My Tests, My Treatment, Help & Information, and My Notes. The notes section allows patients to write and save notes before or during appointments and offers pre-written questions as well.

Price: Free
Download on iTunes

Indextra

The Indextra app enables access to nearly 500 medical reference titles and provides a search function to find any title, symptom, or disease. It covers all clinical specialties and can be used on- and offline. Publishing partners include Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Oxford University Press, Wiley, and The World Health Organization, to name a few. The complete library can be accessed free for 30 days before a monthly subscription fee begins.

Price: Free (for first 30 days)
Download on iTunes

NREMT

The NREMT, or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, iOS app is for certified EMS personnel, including Medical Directors and Training Officers. Users can renew their credentials, track continuing education, and access agency affiliations. Courses can be added, and supporting documentation can be uploaded and saved within the app. Training officers can view rosters with recertification expirations, sign off on skills checks, and assign courses to providers within their agencies.

Price: Free
Download on iTunes

 

Statins & SAMS

The European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS) Consensus Panel Statement on statin-associated muscle symptoms (SAMS) can now be accessed in app form. It includes recommendations for diagnosis, assessment, and management of SAMS. For the few patients who are unable to tolerate any statin therapy, other options are discussed.

Price: Free
Download on iTunes

Medical Apps for Android

 GLOBE score

Developed by The Global PBC (primary biliary cholangitis) Study Group, GLOBE score enables providers to predict outcomes of PBC. GLOBE refers to the international data collection behind the assessment tool. Using current lab results and age- and sex-matching, patients are stratified into low and high risk for future adverse events without a transplant.

Price: Free
Download on Google Play

UA Balance

Researchers at the University of Arizona Center on Aging developed and tested this app to improve older adults’ balance. Using evidence-based, motor-cognitive dual-task exercises and score tracking, users can improve their balance and reduce the risk of falling.

Price: Free
Download on Google Play

 

Other Android apps we like:

Abdominal Imaging on Google Play

Chest X-Ray Interpretation on Google Play

Dermatology on Google Play

Emergency Imaging on Google Play

Heart Disease on Google Play

Musculoskeletal Imaging on Google Play

Paediatric Clinical Examination on Google Play

Renal Medicine on Google Play

Surface Anatomy on Google Play

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