5 Mobile Apps Every Doctor Needs
As a doctor with a smartphone (and let’s be real – if you don’t have a smartphone, how are you surviving?!), you want to be able to leverage technology to make your life just a little bit easier. However, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the ever-growing number of medical apps available. So what are the top 5 apps that a medical professional should have armed on their smartphone? Locumunity breaks it down for you.
Medscape is pretty much the gold standard of medical apps – it keeps you up-to-date on all the latest medical news, clinical trials, and guidelines across 34 different health fields. It’s also optimized for point-of-care decision making for physicians. A few of the useful resources and tools it offers includes a Pill Identifier tool (to pinpoint pills), a Drug Reference tool (for looking up current prescribing and safety information) and a Disease & Condition reference tool (a clinical reference database).
If you’re a Canadian Medical Association (CMA) member, you may not realize that you have free access to RxTx, a valuable electronic point-of-care tool! RxTx is fully searchable for all Canadian drugs and therapies, with a database of thousands of product monographs including drugs, vaccines and natural health products. It’s also updated weekly so you know you can rely on accurate and current information. Another feature includes Drug Choices, which provides evidence-based prescribing information.
Another medical reference powerhouse, Epocrates has been downloaded millions of times. Use Epocrates to look up quickly look up drug information and interactions, calculate patient measurements (like BMI), and even find other healthcare professionals for consults and referrals. Other app features include clinical practice guidelines, infection disease treatment, and ICD-10 codes.
As the name suggests, VisualDx is pretty… well, visual. With a library of more than 32,000 digital images, this app shows variations of diseases that’s helpful for diagnosing rare conditions. With a broad spectrum of patient populations represented, the images also cross multiple specialties including dermatology, pathology, radiology, infectious disease, and ophthalmology. To ensure accuracy, medical experts regularly review the app’s content.
5. Case Journals
Case is your medical journal organizer, vastly simplifying the reading process for doctors. Set up your subscription preferences and organize your preferred journals in one centralized platform. With access to millions of articles, covering virtually every speciality, Case can help you narrow your search so that you’re able to quickly find exactly what you’re looking for. Utilize keywords to track research in your precise area of focus and follow journals that are most applicable to you, and receive personalized recommendations based on what you’ve read before.