In this age of information technology, smartphones are used everywhere and most of our action is carried out through it. People have become more health- conscious these days and they are taking the advantages of healthcare apps in smartphones to manage and improve their health.
These healthcare apps basically focus on two end users; medical professional and general user. Healthcare professional are taking benefits of different healthcare apps in order to improve their day-to-day medical practice.
There are varied medical apps that meet different requirements of medical professional and even the normal users. Here are listed some of the top mobile apps for medical practitioners.
Epocrates is one of the top medical app with the highest number of users. This app is used by medical practitioners to review drug prescribing and safety information, find other consults and referrals, perform quick calculation like BMI and GFR, select health insurance formularies for drug coverage information and access to medical news and research.
It is available for both iOS and android, and most of the content is free. To access extra info and functionality like clinical practice guidelines, lab guides, alternative medication and disease information users are required to have an in-app purchase of Epocrates Essentials for $159.99 a year.
Doximity is an app for social networking platform for doctors which is available in both mobile and desktop users. Physician can use doximity to communicate with other doctors in the network, read custom-curated medical news, and career management.
The app is available in both iOS and android version and it is free to download but requires sign up for membership in the network which is also free.
Medical professional are busy and have limited time to read medical journal. Read by QxMD is an app which provide medical literatures and journals in a magazine format. It allows user to keep up-to-date with new medical & scientific research, read outstanding topic reviews and search PubMed.
It also allows to download studies, journals and articles and let them share with your colleagues over email, Twitter and Facebook. This app is also available in both iOS and android and it’s free.
Healthcare professional use figure 1 to give feedback on rare condition and share them to help each other on medical cases. This app provides facilities like automatic face blocking and removal of identification information for patient privacy. You can learn about rare textbook cases and sharpen your medical knowledge. This app is free to download and can be used in both iOS and Android.
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