The rise of smart mobile devices has opened up a whole new world of opportunity to the medical field. This mobile revolution has changed the healthcare industry by giving doctors and patients a new source of information as well as an innovative platform for communication.
With the help of new and innovative medical apps on mobile devices, doctors and patients are now able to get medical information for diagnoses and treatments in an instant. For a parent whose child is sick, this type of technology can provide information and a diagnosis to the parent, which can in turn help them to ask the right questions during a doctor’s visit.
In the past few years, this Medical App trend has grown exponentially. There are now tons of apps for hundreds of different specialties. There is even an entire website dedicated to medical apps, imedicalapps.com. The following apps have been specifically chosen by the site as the Top 10 iPhone Medical Apps as of February 2014.
This app acts as a tool for determining 10 year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
The University of British Columbia Medical School has put its drug formulary in the form of this convenient, easy-to-use app.
This teaches the user how to perform the initial steps of laparoscopic surgery.
This Critical Care Handbook was created by an Intensive Care Medicine Consultant at the Royal London Hospital and has recently received major updates.
This app allows the user to search MEDLINE/PubMed in English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese, making it easier to navigate for people who are more comfortable in their native language.
Use the flash cards in this app to study pharmacology instead of having to search through lengthy and wordy text books.
InstaMedic 2 is a study guide for the OSCE exam, providing a vast amount of information as well as study-helpers such as timers to test yourself or friends.
This app was made to assist pediatricians and family practitioners in calculating blood pressure percentiles for their patients.
This app is a medical calculator and can guide the user through the scoring process of GCS.
10. Therapy Wiz
Occupation Therapy is the focus of this app. It includes extensor and flexion tendon zone graphics as well as a basic diagnosis section for medical students.
For more information on these apps, visit: http://www.imedicalapps.com/2014/03/top-10-iphone-medical-apps-february/