Best Android medical apps for physicians
Author: Michael Wong MD
NCCN shares their world-class guidlines on their Android app, “NCCN Guidlines,” but with really disappointing results.
“iBP Blood Pressure” from Leading Edge Apps LLC is a blood pressure tracking app specifically designed for patients. Not only does “iBP Blood Pressure” does its job and monitors blood pressure extremely well, but it also provides a wide variety of functionality at the same time, while not compromising its simplicity and user friendliness.
Pediatric development is a complicated topic and there is a lot of information out there discussing normal development. KidNorm does a fine job at collecting and organizing this wealth of information into a simple and lightweight app.
Ultrasoundpaedia literally brings part of their online educational resources to the Android platform with their series of webapp-esque ultrasound apps. Vascular Ultrasound, one representing app from their series, although nicely ported to the android smartphone, but because of poor navigation design, formatting issues, and absent content compared to the Ultrasoundpaedia’s website really discourages its use.
Respiratory Diseases from Focus Medica is a horrible app. It’s filled with a lot of “fluff,” but seriously lacks in the core content department. The app is barely suitable to be used by the average layman, and medical professionals and students should definitely pass on this one. Additionally, the developers are also charging $7.33 to even use the app.
UpToDate has given us an amazingly designed Android app that works wonderfully and its user experience may even surpass its website counterpart’s.
Hipposoft has stepped up their game and brought Android users probably their best app to date, “Lab Values + Medical Reference.” Lab Values+ is basically a combination of 3 different medical references. Users will be able to find lab reference values, medical abbreviations, and medical prefixes and suffixes all on one app.
E-anatomy is one of the greatest quality medical apps on the market, suited for clinicians and especially radiologists. The app includes 38 modules consisting of diagrams, angiograms, X-rays, and PACS like navigation of axial and coronal CTs and MRIs.
Rad-Rx, from the radiology group Quantum Imaging & Therapeutic Associates, Inc, is a simple app that provides guidelines and recommendations on contrast material administration and contrast reaction treatments based off of American College of Radiology’s guidelines.
NeuroSlice is a great supplement to textbooks and functions well as a quick review for students preparing for neuroanatomy classes.
Pain Care is an easy-to-use, comprehensive, and clinically oriented electronic pain journal, developed by an interventional physiatrist.