Author: Douglas Maurer, DO/MPH/FAAFP

The Chief Complaint: An Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine App

The Chief Complaint: An Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine App

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, […]

COPD App Review: The GOLD 2017 Pocket Guide

COPD App Review: The GOLD 2017 Pocket Guide

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 […]

Best Medical Apps of 2017

Best Medical Apps of 2017

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 […]

App Review: Sepsis App a Must-Have for Medical Professionals

App Review: Sepsis App a Must-Have for Medical Professionals

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, […]

UW Pregnancy App Just a Clone

UW Pregnancy App Just a Clone

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 […]

Review: This Emergency Medicine App is ‘Outstanding’

Review: This Emergency Medicine App is ‘Outstanding’

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 […]

Cognitive Training App Shows Promise for Dementia

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 […]

Pneumonia Guide 4.0 app brings the latest guidelines to point-of-care

Pneumonia Guide 4.0 app brings the latest guidelines to point-of-care

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, […]