Popular Mobile Apps for Doctors
by Katerina Merzlova
Mobile technologies have “invaded” almost every sphere of life. There are lots of talks about the use of innovative mobile approaches in medical treatment. Dozens of mobile apps have been developed for patients for tracing their conditions and for keeping fit.
However, not only the cure side is covered by this type of technologies, but also there are lots of very decent mobile applications that can help doctors in their job. And today we will talk out some of them.
1. Epocrates Rx
This application can be called an encyclopedia of drugs.
The images are followed by the clear description, information about side effects, and even about the possible consequences of the “drug cocktail” that may be prescribed to the patient (thanks to the multicheck feature).
The application is available for any device: iPhones, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.
Even though the price is a bit high (about $199/a year), the functional range costs the money.
You can find out more about Epocrates Rx here.
There are no library of drugs and clinical references. But the price is free.
It is an app developed for iPhone and Blackberry users.
You can find out more about the medscape app here.
The free iPhone application is developed to process various medical formulas.
The medical app has a possibility to make a formulas search based on keyword or names.
You can find out more about the medcalc app here.
It is made for doctors to have a reference to the data (US and SI units) about normal lab values of the most common clinical tests.
The users will also get options of search and recently viewed features.
The app is available for iPhone users who will have to pay $5.99.
You can find out more about the medical lab tests app here.
5. Dr. Rounds
The Dr.Rounds app will track the visits made, the diagnosis set, procedures prescribed, and so forth.
The application also reduces the amount of paper work and time spent per patient.
Even though the app is paid ($29.99) and is developed only for iPhone, the number of users is growing.
You can find out more about this app here.
6. Drug Trials
Sometimes the known ways of treatments don’t work and doctors have to look for the clinical trials.
The app will help medical professionals solve this problem. And it will even provide the exact location of the clinical trials on Google Maps.
The application is free for iPhone users.
The application has English, German and Spanish as pre-installed languages ($3.99 for the initial package), but you may extend it with other languages ($2.99 per language).
Unfortunately, there is only the iPhone and iPad version of the app.
You can find out more about xprompt multilingual assistance here.
It is one of the rarest apps that use 3D technologies which make the explanations simple and clear. This app includes the step-by-step descriptions of treatments and the body state.
This app is also available for the iPad.
You can find more about the Blausen Human Atlas app here.
The application is designed to save the doctors’ time.
It is tied up to the Quicktate transcription service which allows notes dictation and automatic transcription.
You can find out more about this Voxie medical dictation app here.
Surely, this is not a full comprehensive list of all applications developed for medical doctors and physicians. However, the ones in the list are considered to be the most popular and useful apps for medical professionals.
(The article is written by Katerina Merzlova who is a tech writer from Intellectsoft, an IT company developing the best apps for iPad users. To stay in touch with the team the author works with, you can follow them on Twitter @Intellectsoft.)