Mobile Applications For Physicians


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Quick survey of mobile health care applications for physicians and medical professionals.

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Mobile Applications For Physicians

  1. 1. Mobile Applications for Physicians <br />
  2. 2. iPhone – Infuse<br />Medication infusion and bolus calculator built for healthcare providers.<br />Medications can be added, edited, removed, and dosages can be adjusted.<br />(Infuse)<br />
  3. 3. iPhone – ReachMD CME<br />An iPhone App that allows users to listen CME (Continuing Medical Education ) content and take a CME certification test for credit.<br />Has a questionable privacy policy. <br />(ReachMD CME)<br />
  4. 4. iPhone - Medscape<br />Medscape has a free iPhone App that:<br /><ul><li> Pulls recent medical news from </li></ul>Medscape (WebMD)<br /><ul><li> Drug database
  5. 5. CME prep and ‘activities’
  6. 6. Health directory of physicians, </li></ul> pharmacies, and hospitals<br /><ul><li> Drug interaction checker</li></ul>(Medscape)<br />
  7. 7. iPhone – EyeChartRandomEyes<br />EyeChartRandomEyes is an app to perform a quick eye test. The user can randomize the letters in order to test people who may have memorized the standard letter list.<br />The app is built for medical professionals. It gives them the ability to perform vision tests on the go with measuring using a headphone cable.<br />(EyeChartRandomEyes)<br />
  8. 8. iPhone – Netter’s Anatomy<br /><ul><li> Anatomical illustrations from </li></ul> Netter’s Atlas of Human <br /> Anatomy.<br /><ul><li> Touch navigation and zoom.
  9. 9. Built in quiz mode.
  10. 10. Images and sections are </li></ul> annotated for:<br /><ul><li> Origin
  11. 11. Insertion
  12. 12. Action
  13. 13. Innervation
  14. 14. Anatomical Relevance</li></ul>(Netter’s Anatomy)<br />
  15. 15. iPhone – iChart<br />A mobile Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system.<br /><ul><li>Writes prescription with built in prescription </li></ul> codes and drug interaction info.<br /><ul><li> Tracks lab studies and results.
  16. 16. Syncs with online datacenter to track and </li></ul> update EMRs<br /><ul><li> Built in note templates.
  17. 17. Clinic and hospital scheduler.</li></ul>(iChart)<br />
  18. 18. iPhone – OsiriX<br />OsiriX is a companion for OsiriX for Mac, which is an interactive visualization program build for design and analysis of medical images.<br /><ul><li> The iPhone app allows for downloading of standard DICOM format images.
  19. 19. Zoom, Pan, Change contrast on images with finger motions.
  20. 20. Scans images within the set with a horizontal slider.
  21. 21. Measures sections of an image using finger motions.
  22. 22. Interacts with desktop interface.
  23. 23. Patient/Database search.</li></ul>(OsiriX)<br />(OsiriX – Demo Video)<br />
  24. 24. iPhone – General Medical History<br /><ul><li> Outline developed to assist </li></ul> medical students take a <br /> patient&apos;s history.<br /><ul><li> Specifically designed for </li></ul> medical students preparing <br /> for the USMLE Step 2 Clinical <br /> Skills Exam <br />(General Medical History)<br />
  25. 25. iPhone – ICD-9<br />ICD-9 is an iPhone app for querying ICD-9-CM codes on an iPhone. There is also a free version of the app called ICD-9 LITE.<br />ICD = International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. Published by the World Health Organization and used worldwide for morbidity and mortality statistics.<br />(ICD-9)<br />
  26. 26. iPhone – BlackBag<br />A free medical news and resources app for healthcare professionals across multiple specialties and therapeutic areas.<br /><ul><li> Specialties can be filtered
  27. 27. News can come in rich media forms (podcasts, video, and images.)</li></ul>(BlackBag)<br />
  28. 28. Cross Platform – PEPID<br /><ul><li> Windows OS, Palm OS, Apple OS X, and BlackBerry.
  29. 29. Specific use suits sold along with subscription services.
  30. 30. Common functions across all suites
  31. 31. Drug Database
  32. 32. Medical Calculator
  33. 33. Drug Interactions
  34. 34. IV Compatibility Tool
  35. 35. Personal Notes
  36. 36. (Some) Product Suites include:
  37. 37. Emergency Physician Suite
  38. 38. Disease and Trauma topics with diagnosis, </li></ul>pathophysiology, treatment and disposition.<br /><ul><li> ACLS and PALS drug summaries.
  39. 39. Toxicology 
  40. 40. Primary Care Plus 
  41. 41. Similar to the Emergency Physician Suite
  42. 42. Diagnostic and treatment information on the nuclear, </li></ul> chemical, and biological weapon threats.<br /><ul><li> PEPID EMS Plus NAEMSE</li></ul>(PEPID)<br />
  43. 43. Cross Platform – PediDoser<br /><ul><li> Pediatric medication </li></ul> dosing reference.<br /><ul><li> Finds dosing by weight or </li></ul> age.<br /><ul><li> Contains the most common </li></ul> pediatric medications.<br /><ul><li> Blackberry, Windows Mobile </li></ul>PocketPC, PalmOS, Android <br /> devices.<br />(PediDoser)<br />
  44. 44. Cross Platform – MedCalc<br />MedCalc is a free mobile App<br /><ul><li> Supports iPhone, Palm OS and Windows Mobile.
  45. 45. A very large selection of formulas and scores.
  46. 46. Detailed information and bibliographic references </li></ul> for each formula.<br /><ul><li>Search for equations by name or keywords.
  47. 47. Customizable list of favorite equations.</li></ul>(MedCalc)<br />
  48. 48. Cross Platform – Epocrates<br />Epocrates is the most widely used mobile medical application with a large number of reference guides.<br /><ul><li>Drug interactions
  49. 49. Infectious disease treatment
  50. 50. Medical Dictionary
  51. 51. Symptom Assessment
  52. 52. Medical Calculator</li></ul>Epocrates has some free services, and installs are generally free. The service and updates require paid contracts.<br />(epocrates)<br />
  53. 53. Cross Platform – Epocrates<br />Epocrates has several other applications in addition to being a mobile resource tool. <br />Epocrates has a market research service where market researchers can survey healthcare professionals. Clinicians can submit data to research projects using their mobile devices.<br />Hospital formulary hosting for custom prescription pricing and availability, accessible by mobile device by physicians.<br />CME (Continued Medical Education) can push news about new studies and treatments to physicians durring point of care.<br />(epocrates)<br />
  54. 54. Cross Platform – Skyscape<br />Skyscape is similar to Epocrates in that if offers reference and calculators for a number of mobile device platforms.<br />The focus is less on general prescription decision making and more on specialty focus.<br />Users can download reference manuals, calculators, assessment, and treatment software specific to a physician specialty.<br />Skyscape is marketed toward for physicians, nurses, and students with specific collections of software for each.<br />(Skyscape)<br />
  55. 55. Cross Platform – Skyscape<br />Skyscape has several different applications in addition to specialty reference tools.<br />CME STAT is a learning tool, where users are given information about new standards in treatments (specialty specific) and then tested on the content. <br />Med Alert ports breaking medical news and Journal summaries directly to the device.<br />It can all be filtered by profession and specialty.<br />(Skyscape)<br />
  56. 56. Contact Us<br />For more information about our services and capabilities:<br />Ben Zipkin<br />Principal<br />617-629-9990 x106<br /><br />