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CDC Anticoagulation Manager: A Must-Have App for Prescribing and Managing Anticoagulation

CDC Anticoagulation Manager: A Must-Have App for Prescribing and Managing Anticoagulation

We continue to see more and more patients diagnosed with conditions that require anticoagulation such as non-valvular atrial fibrillation, new or recurrent venous thromboembolism, mechanical heart valves, and arterial thrombosis. Frequently, these conditions require chronic anticoagulation. In 2018, we have a multitude of options in addition to warfarin and unfractionated heparin for management including the […]

Best Medical Apps this Week – May 11, 2018

Best Medical Apps this Week – May 11, 2018

Hundreds of new apps hit iOS and Android app stores every week. We’ve sorted through them to pick the best medical apps for medical professionals. CCRN Neonatal Pocket Prep The CCRN Neonatal Pocket Prep app offers 74 free questions and a test-taking strategy guide before in-app purchases are required. Each answer is explained in detail […]

CDC PTT Advisor Review: An App with Evidence to Support Its Utility

CDC PTT Advisor Review: An App with Evidence to Support Its Utility

Some of the more common tests ordered, particularly on inpatients, are basic coagulation studies such as the PT, INR, and PTT. These tests are frequently monitored in patients on anticoagulation medication and are part of the standard evaluation of patients with anemia, bleeding issues, and liver abnormalities. Although a number of apps already exist to assist […]

Best Medical Apps This Week – April 28, 2018

Best Medical Apps This Week – April 28, 2018

Hundreds of new apps hit iOS and Android app stores every week. We’ve sorted through them to pick the best medical apps for medical professionals. Advance Care Planning The Advance Care Planning app by The Royal Children’s Hospital of Melbourne provides a framework of discussion to those caring for children with life-limiting conditions. It outlines […]

Top Apps for iOS and Android This Week

Top Apps for iOS and Android This Week

Hundreds of new apps hit iOS and Android app stores every week. We’ve sorted through them to pick the best medical apps for medical professionals. AMA Connect The AMA Connect app offers the latest clinical research and news from the American Medical Association (AMA), the largest association of physicians and medical students in the United […]

5 Takeaways from the 2018 Virtual Medicine Conference

5 Takeaways from the 2018 Virtual Medicine Conference

I recently attended the Virtual Medicine 2018 conference, held in Los Angeles, California, at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. With physicians, technologists, and other healthcare professionals from 13 countries present, this was one of the first medical conferences focused purely on virtual reality (VR). Over the course of two days, I heard from a variety of speakers, both […]

Best New Medical Apps for iPhone and Android – March 29, 2018

Best New Medical Apps for iPhone and Android – March 29, 2018

Hundreds of new apps hit iOS and Android app stores every week. We’ve sorted through them to pick the best medical apps for medical professionals. MedStar Transplant Link The MedStar Transplant Link app enables physicians and patients to communicate directly with the transplant specialist team of the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute. Available 24/7 via phone […]

Review: ACP Guideline App

Review: ACP Guideline App

The American College of Physicians (ACP) represents one of the largest specialties in the country –general internal medicine. They are one of the most powerful physician advocacy groups along with the AMA and AAFP. Recently, they have come under fire for their initial support, then turn, regarding maintenance of certification programs required by the American […]

Best New Medical Apps of the Week – March 9, 2018

Best New Medical Apps of the Week – March 9, 2018

Hundreds of new apps hit app stores every week. We’ve sorted through them to pick the best medical apps for medical professionals. AAN Continuum Audio This ACCME-accredited app provides expert lectures to healthcare professionals on their smartphones or tablets. Each lecture is presented with a written summary. Users can earn CME/CE credits by taking tests […]

This Week’s Must-Download App – March 2, 2018

This Week’s Must-Download App – March 2, 2018

Hundreds of new apps hit app stores every week. We’ve sorted through them to pick the best medical app for medical professionals. The CheckList Standard operating procedures are important in any profession — that’s especially true for those in the medical field where noncompliance could mean the difference between life and death. A constant influx […]

Preconception Care: App for Counseling Prior to Pregnancy

Preconception Care: App for Counseling Prior to Pregnancy

Many of us in family medicine practice full scope including obstetrics. Many other providers in primary care and OB/GYN provide only outpatient prenatal care. Regardless, one of the most important yet overlooked aspects of women’s health is the care that occurs (or should occur) PRIOR to conception. Even though providers can bill for this care, […]

Review: ‘My NICU Baby’ for Parents

Review: ‘My NICU Baby’ for Parents

Many of us in family medicine practice full scope — including obstetrics. One of the most stressful situations for any obstetrics provider is when the delivered infant has to go to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Our stress as providers pales to that of the families whose infant has been taken from the delivery […]

Can Virtual Reality Beat Standard Rehabilitation after a Stroke?

Can Virtual Reality Beat Standard Rehabilitation after a Stroke?

While a number of studies have looked into using virtual reality (VR)  to aid in stroke rehabilitation, few have directly compared it to conventional therapy, often consisting of physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT). However, a large, randomized-controlled trial of standard therapy versus VR therapy was recently published in the journal Neurology. Titled the VIRTUES […]

This Week’s Best New Medical Apps – February 9, 2018

This Week’s Best New Medical Apps – February 9, 2018

Hundreds of new apps hit the app stores every week. We’ve sorted through them to pick the best medical apps for doctors, nurses, and healthcare providers. This week includes apps for radiology, decision-making, and even sexual health apps you can recommend to your patients. Our previous picks are here. And see what apps we thought were […]

VR in the ER: Study Shows Potential for 360-degree Virtual Reality Medical Videos

VR in the ER: Study Shows Potential for 360-degree Virtual Reality Medical Videos

Three-hundred-sixty-degree virtual reality (VR) videos are readily available on YouTube and other social media websites. They are potentially a free resource for clinicians looking to quickly obtain a wide variety of VR content. However, little has been published on the characteristics of 360-degree virtual reality medical videos and how actually immersive they may be — […]

Best Medical Apps of the Week – January 26, 2018

Best Medical Apps of the Week – January 26, 2018

Hundreds of new apps hit the app stores every week. We’ve sorted through them to pick the best medical apps for doctors, nurses, and healthcare providers. You can find our previous picks here. And see what apps we thought were noteworthy in 2017. EBM Stats Calc The EBM Stats Calc app was created by a physician for […]

Taking Board Exams? Try the UWorld Family Medicine Prep App

Taking Board Exams? Try the UWorld Family Medicine Prep App

Specialty board certification and the maintenance of certification process can be a nerve-wracking process for the busy clinician. The entire process can lead to a significant financial outlay, especially for newly graduating residents. The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) was one of the first specialty boards to mandate maintenance of certification (MOC) as well […]

This Week’s Best Medical Apps

This Week’s Best Medical Apps

Hundreds of new apps hit the app stores every week. We’ve sorted through them to pick the best medical apps for doctors, nurses, and healthcare providers. You can find our previous picks here. And see what apps we thought were noteworthy in 2017. Current Med Diagnosis and Treatment This free version of the Current Medical […]