Social media has blossomed recently as a repository for professionals to share ideas and thoughts. This article lays out how to cite these influences into publications and research.
Author: Timothy Aungst, PharmD
Are we at the point of ‘app overload’? A recent study argues that we are, and makes suggestions on how to fix the problem.
Recently, there have been numerous studies reviewing what types of apps are available for medical specialties. In a recent review of oncology apps, a lack of evidence was noted within half of the apps.
Disease surveillance in the community could be attained through disease related social media websites via patient participation.
A recent study in JAMIA evaluated whether medical residents in Botswana had better clinical reference access through mobile medical applications over searching through PubMed4Hh.
Opioid converters are readily available as mobile apps. However, recent research has demonstrated that there is a discrepancy in the consistency of their calculations.
A recent survey amongst UK medical students and junior doctors found a high use of smartphones and medical application usage in clinical situations and in medical education.
One recent piece, by Margaret McCartney, was published in the British Medical Journal titled “How do we know whether medical apps work?”  It is a nice short read, where Dr. McCartney lays out the overriding utilization of smartphones and tablets in our daily lives to both play games, manage our daily activities, and search […]
A recently released study by Carter et al. assessed the extent of mobile medical applications with usability in vascular practice. Overall, the authors noted that the study demonstrated a short supply of medical apps designated for vascular surgical utilization.
In a recent letter to the editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Ferrero et al. noted several troubling issues with currently available mobile medical applications designed for dermatological purposes. Namely, in this case, the authors looked at an app called ‘Skin Scan,’ which was created to help with the identification and […]
Drug updates are available from the DrugInfoLine provided by the American Pharmacist Association (APhA). The information provided by the app covers the same information provided by the website, including: drug updates, FDA recalls, new updates on clinical therapy and guidelines, and more.
The app, appropriately named ‘Vaccine Refused,’ is designed to help track vaccination refusal through an iPhone.