Apps & Mobile-Friendly Medical Websites: Accessing Clinical Information on your Smart Phone Faculty & Staff Development Ja...
Estimates: 7 billion mobile apps downloaded in 2009.... There will be  50 billion by 2012  (Chetan Sharma Consulting, 2010...
Objectives <ul><li>By the end of the workshop, you will know how to:  </li></ul><ul><li>Install apps and connect to mobile...
Medical Info on your Smart Phone <ul><li>Browser-dependent “Mobile Friendly” Tools </li></ul><ul><li>UpToDate  </li></ul><...
Mobile Friendly Tools PROS CONS Available on all web-enabled phones Require an Internet connection Require log in to Weste...
Medical Info on your Smart Phone <ul><li>Downloadable Apps </li></ul>DynaMed Medscape ePocrates Rx Micromedex .... And man...
Downloadable Apps PROS CONS Once installed, do not require an Internet connection Device dependent (more available apps fo...
What mobile medical tools have you used?
Criteria for Selecting a Resource <ul><li>Soundness of evidence-based approach </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensiveness and spe...
Levels of Evidence Pyramid Systematic Reviews of Randomized Controlled Trials Critically Appraised Topics Randomized Contr...
Accessing Mobile Tools  www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/clinicaloutreach <ul><li>Recommended Tools for Mobile Devices </li></ul>
Filtered Tools <ul><li>Dynamed – Install on your device (instructions provided) </li></ul><ul><li>UpToDate – Access from W...
SEARCHING EXERCISES FILTERED TOOLS
Exercise – Answer the Following Questions <ul><li>What is the prognosis for a patient with Bell’s Palsy? </li></ul><ul><li...
Unfiltered Tools <ul><li>PubMed </li></ul><ul><li>CINAHL </li></ul><ul><li>Access through Western Libraries Mobile Website...
Exercise – Find Articles <ul><li>Are there any randomized controlled trials comparing weight gain by patients with Schizop...
Follow-up  <ul><li>How easy was it to find Evidence-Based clinical information on your phone?  </li></ul><ul><li>What reso...
Tips & Resources <ul><li>Good starting place:  http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/clinicaloutreach/guidetohandhelddevices.html...
QUESTIONS Taylor Library [email_address] 519-661-3168 x83168 Presentation available at:  http://www.slideshare.net/featherr
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Apps & Mobile-Friendly Medical Websites: Accessing Clinical Information on your Smart Phone

  1. 1. Apps & Mobile-Friendly Medical Websites: Accessing Clinical Information on your Smart Phone Faculty & Staff Development Jan 31, 2011 Robin Featherstone, MLIS Clinical Medicine Librarian [email_address] Presentation available at: http://www.slideshare.net/featherr
  2. 2. Estimates: 7 billion mobile apps downloaded in 2009.... There will be 50 billion by 2012 (Chetan Sharma Consulting, 2010) 3,000 apps in the “medical” section of the App Store for iPhone (Husain, 2010)
  3. 3. Objectives <ul><li>By the end of the workshop, you will know how to: </li></ul><ul><li>Install apps and connect to mobile-friendly medical information tools </li></ul><ul><li>Access evidence-based information from a smart phone </li></ul>
  4. 4. Medical Info on your Smart Phone <ul><li>Browser-dependent “Mobile Friendly” Tools </li></ul><ul><li>UpToDate </li></ul><ul><li>http://mobile.uptodate.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Western Libraries mobile website </li></ul><ul><li>http://m.lib.uwo.ca/ </li></ul><ul><li>PubMed for Handhelds </li></ul><ul><li>http://pubmedhh.nlm.nih.gov/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mobile Friendly Tools PROS CONS Available on all web-enabled phones Require an Internet connection Require log in to Western Libraries’ Proxy server to connect from off-campus for subscription tools (UpToDate)
  6. 6. Medical Info on your Smart Phone <ul><li>Downloadable Apps </li></ul>DynaMed Medscape ePocrates Rx Micromedex .... And many, many, more
  7. 7. Downloadable Apps PROS CONS Once installed, do not require an Internet connection Device dependent (more available apps for iPhone than Android) Fast, reliable May have to re-install after a subscription period Must download updates regularly
  8. 8. What mobile medical tools have you used?
  9. 9. Criteria for Selecting a Resource <ul><li>Soundness of evidence-based approach </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensiveness and specificity </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul><ul><li>Availability </li></ul>
  10. 10. Levels of Evidence Pyramid Systematic Reviews of Randomized Controlled Trials Critically Appraised Topics Randomized Controlled Trials Cohort Studies & Case Reports Case Controlled Studies Less Time Less Work Less Evidence More Time More Work More Evidence FILTERED UNFILTERED
  11. 11. Accessing Mobile Tools www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/clinicaloutreach <ul><li>Recommended Tools for Mobile Devices </li></ul>
  12. 12. Filtered Tools <ul><li>Dynamed – Install on your device (instructions provided) </li></ul><ul><li>UpToDate – Access from Western Libraries’ Website </li></ul><ul><li>Micromedex – Install from App Store (iPhone) </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>ePocrates Rx – Install from web (iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm, Android, Windows Mobile): </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.epocrates.com/products/rx/ </li></ul>
  13. 13. SEARCHING EXERCISES FILTERED TOOLS
  14. 14. Exercise – Answer the Following Questions <ul><li>What is the prognosis for a patient with Bell’s Palsy? </li></ul><ul><li>What tests should be ordered to diagnose Lyme Disease? </li></ul><ul><li>What is an appropriate second-line topical treatment for atopic dermatitis? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the proper dosage of Digoxin for a 2 year old? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any drug interactions between Tacrolimus, Fluconazole, Gabapentin and Aspirin? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Unfiltered Tools <ul><li>PubMed </li></ul><ul><li>CINAHL </li></ul><ul><li>Access through Western Libraries Mobile Website: http://m.lib.uwo.ca/ </li></ul>
  16. 16. Exercise – Find Articles <ul><li>Are there any randomized controlled trials comparing weight gain by patients with Schizophrenia taking Risperidone vs. Olanzapine? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any studies assessing quality of life for patients following mastectomy? </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any recent studies on behavioral interventions to help patients quit smoking? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Follow-up <ul><li>How easy was it to find Evidence-Based clinical information on your phone? </li></ul><ul><li>What resource was easy to use? </li></ul><ul><li>Which was difficult to use? </li></ul><ul><li>Which resource will you use again? </li></ul>
  18. 18. Tips & Resources <ul><li>Good starting place: http://www.lib.uwo.ca/programs/clinicaloutreach/guidetohandhelddevices.html </li></ul><ul><li>Good website for staying up to date with medical apps: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.imedicalapps.com/ </li></ul>
  19. 19. QUESTIONS Taylor Library [email_address] 519-661-3168 x83168 Presentation available at: http://www.slideshare.net/featherr

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