Author: Douglas Maurer, DO/MPH/FAAFP

The Scope App Review

Bite-Sized Medical News Emphasizing Evidence-Based Medicine Written by Residents for Students, Residents, and Junior Physicians People who know me, know that I love evidence-based medicine! Talking about the latest medical evidence and debating if/how/when to apply it to a particular patient at the point of care is what led to my interest in medical apps […]

The Best Medical Apps of 2020

Here is a roundup of some of the best medical apps we loved and found useful during the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year — in no particular order. Happy downloading and stay safe! COVID Protocols: The Brigham Hospital’s Approach to COVID The Brigham and Women’s Hospital released a comprehensive app of all of their […]

Rads Consult: Radiology Guide App Review

Finally a Native App to Access the American College of Radiology (ACR) Guidelines, But at a Price! One of the steepest learning curves in residency education is deciding what imaging tests to order for patients. Should I order an X-ray first or go straight to computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)? Do I […]

Review: SCAT5 – A Sport Concussion Assessment Tool

The Most Current Concussion Guideline in a Web App Concussions remain a hot topic in the media, especially during football season. I recall hearing about concussions throughout medical school, residency, and especially during my time in the military with the media surrounding TBI and PTSD. The media frenzy around concussions really took off in 2015 […]

AnthroCalc App Review

The Most Complete Anthropometric Calculator from Boston Children’s Hospital  At nearly every pediatrics visit, I make sure to review the child’s growth charts with the parents/caregivers. Most of the time, my nursing staff and the EMR make this relatively routine. But what about a preterm infant? Should I use the WHO or CDC charts? Is […]

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