There are thousands of iPhone apps available on the market, but few serve as crucial a role as apps for healthcare professionals. Read on to learn about the top iPhone apps for healthcare professionals.
Medscape provides medical information and educational tools to health professionals. Medscape users can access medical news, book reviews, journal commentary, review articles, patient education articles and conference coverage. The app even uses your registration profile to provide you with a personalized specialty site that pertains to your particular healthcare interests.
Epocrates provides several medical apps that offer drug reference information for brand name, over-the-counter and generic medicines. The apps also offer pill identification and drug interaction checks. Epocrates Rx Pro includes information on infectious disease treatments and alternative medicines. Epocrates Essentials Deluxe provides users with drug and disease monographs as well as diagnostic tools, billing codes and a medical dictionary.
The DrChrono EHR patient care platform is a unique EHR that physicians can use on their iPads to provide better patient care. Patients can update their information in real-time, and physicians can take advantage of the system's electronic medical billing, speech-to-text, drug interaction tests and e-prescribing features. Physicians can even qualify for $44,000 in government incentives by using this certified EHR.
Evernote is an app that allows users to store information that is on documents and webpages to be viewed anywhere at any time, whether there is an Internet connection or not. Medical professionals can use it to store notes, collect travel information in a single place, save and send presentations, store useful references and much more.
Radiology 2.0 is a unique and free app that offers innovative educational resources to radiologists and radiology students. The app's users can simulate reading CT scans and read extensive discussions after each case that include labeled images to point out pathologies and any other relevant findings. The content is even contained within the app so it can be viewed without Internet connectivity.
Blausen Human Atlas app provides medical students with an incredible interactive resource that displays 3D animations with narration of medical conditions and treatments. This easy-to-use medical app allows users to manipulate the app's library of over 8,000 animations and 15,000 illustrations with just a touch of a finger.
7. EyeDecide MD
The EyeDecide MD app teaches users about the anatomy of the eye as well as about conditions and best practices. Users can get a first hand look at cataracts, conjunctivitis, dry eyes, floaters, glaucoma and other eye conditions. The app also provides help finding specialists using its directory and the user's location.
The AirStrip Patient Monitoring app is available for clinicians who care for patients. Healthcare providers can view their patient's monitoring data from just about anywhere at any time of day or night. Use this app to view patients' vitals, medications, allergies, cardiac waveforms, lab reports and more.
CardioTeach provides an invaluable resource to healthcare providers who want to educate their patients about heart conditions the moment their patients have questions. Healthcare providers who use this app can use the illustrations and information about common heart conditions and procedures to educate their patients in the office or online by sending through emails. (iPad only)
VisualDx is an app that is a clinical decision support system. VisualDx has been proven to improve diagnostic accuracy, help therapeutic decisions and even enhance patient safety. Healthcare providers can access a database by searching by diagnosis, looking up drug-induced adverse reactions and viewing images of pediatric and adult conditions.