Best Android medical apps for physicians
Author: Douglas Maurer, DO/MPH/FAAFP
One of my passions is practicing and teaching evidence-based medicine (EBM). Many of the reviews I select to write on iMedicalApps are apps that connect the user to EBM. Our list of the Top Apps of 2017 is filled with EBM apps. But where should providers go for EBM stats? For busy primary care providers […]
With two prior deployments to Afghanistan as well as (until recently) a full-scope family medicine practice, I have always been interested in urgent care and emergency medicine apps to improve my own patient care. I have previously reviewed a number of apps for both peds and adult emergencies, including Pedi STAT, PalmPedi, BluCard, Pedi Crisis, […]
This year’s best COPD app is the GOLD 2017 Pocket Guide. In fact, we’ve named it as one of our top medical apps of 2017. COPD is defined as a “common preventable and treatable disease, characterized by airflow limitation that is usually progressive and associated with an enhanced chronic inflammatory response in the airways and […]
It’s been yet another busy year for medical app developers across both iOS and Android platforms. Some of the best medical apps we wrote about were patient-based, but there still were many notable medical apps for providers to use at the point of care. To make it easier for you to wade through the thousands […]
The new Pediatric Blood Pressure app makes current guidelines accessible but doesn’t go into much detail. For busy primary care clinicians and pediatricians, well-child exams and sports physicals are part of the daily routine. These visits can be some of the most rewarding and impactful since they allow for low-stress interactions with the patient and […]
This sepsis app is an invaluable tool for doctors who want to track patient information and keep up with guidelines. Sepsis remains the ninth leading cause of disease-related death and the primary cause of infection-related death in the ICU. It’s a devastating disease that results in over 250,000 deaths and 1.3 million hospitalizations per year. In February 2016, […]
The best pregnancy apps aren’t just for obstetricians and their patients. Many of us in family medicine practice full scope, including obstetrics. It is one of the most challenging yet rewarding aspects of primary care. And regardless of what scope of obstetrics care you provide, pregnant patients are always looking for reliable information about their […]
As a military family physician, I am always interested in the best emergency medicine apps since we can be deployed with short notice to austere environments and expected to perform emergency combat care. I have previously reviewed a number of apps for peds emergencies including Pedi STAT, PalmPedi, BluCard, Pedi Crisis, Paediatric Emergencies, and the […]
Many tech-based interventions exist for dementia from virtual reality to a cognitive training app, but do they work? The CDC estimates that over 14 million Americans will be affected by 2050. Dementia affects 14% of people ages 71 years and older and 30% of those over the age 90. The cost of care worldwide is estimated […]
A review of the P&M Pregnancy Passport app, a great app for expectant mothers to use during their pregnancy.
The eSLUMS app is a nice addition to the App Store that brings a validated dementia screening tool to the point of care.
dminder is a very interesting app that likely will prove popular with those obsessed with vitamin D.
AlgoMed is an intriguing new app that attempts to put over 1,000 high-quality medical algorithms, from 23 different medical categories, into one mobile app.
AlzDxRx is a good, free app from a county medical foundation that attempts to put helpful tools into the hands of providers.
In primary care we see a high volume of upper and lower respiratory infections. Just last week, I evaluated an upper respiratory infection, an asthma exacerbation and a possible pneumonia vs. COPD exacerbation all in the same morning clinic. Primary care providers are constantly under fire for overprescribing antibiotics. However, some patients actually have community-acquired, […]
The Choosing Wisely app from Consumer Reports and the American Board of Internal Medicine is a (free) must have for clinicians.
Chronic Kidney Disease Care app from the National Kidney Foundation continues the tradition of quality, handy, and free apps from that organization.
The ABFM CKSA app is a real gem for family medicine providers who want to complete MOC requirements on their smartphone.
TeamSTEPPS 2.0 pocket guide is a wonderful companion app to the AHRQ TeamSTEPPS program, which helps improve communication within the patient care team.
Deployed Medicine is the ultimate combat medicine app for military and non-military providers, featuring high quality videos and critical care guidelines.