Top 15 Free Android Medical apps for Healthcare professionals

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<ul><li><p>Top15FreeAndroidMedicalappsforHealthcareprofessionalsbyiMedicalAppsTeam</p><p>By:IltifatHusainMD,BrettEinersonMDThebuzzsurroundingAndroidexcitingphones,expandingmarketshare,moreapps,andevenaMedicalcategoryontheMarketpointtowardthecontinuedpresenceofAndroidinthecompetitionforthehearts,minds,andwalletsofhealthcareprofessionalsandstudents.Ouroriginallistwasnotimpressive,duetothelackofqualitymedicalappsontheAndroidplatformatthetime.However,thisnewtop15freeandroidmedicalappslistshowsthelevelofqualityhassignificantlyincreasedintheAndroidMarketplace.Inclusioncriteriaforlist:Appsneededtoaddfunctionalityforhealthcareprovidersinatleastoneofthefollowingthreeways:</p><p> Pointofcareuse Medicaleducation Patienteducation</p><p>ThemobiledevicesusedtomakethislistweretheMotorolaCLIQandtheDellStreak.ThislistisnotbasedontopdownloadedAndroidmedicalappsaccordingtotheAndroidMarketplace.ItisalsonotbasedoncommentsorstarratingsfromtheAndroidMarketplace.Thelistiscompiledbytwofourthyearmedicalstudents,andisbasedonthespecificinclusioncriteriamentionedaboveinordertoassureactualutilityformedicalprofessionals.Ofnote,someoftheseappswillnotbeavailableoncertainplatformsofAndroidoperatingsystemsespeciallyolderphones.</p><p>1.MedscapeOneofthemostanticipatedappstohitAndroid,Healthcareprofessionalshadbeenwaitingeagerlyforthiscomprehensivemedicalapplication.MedscapewasjustrecentlyreleasedontheAndroidMarketandhasalreadybecomethenumberonedownloadedmedicalappfortheAndroidplatform.TheamountoffreecontentprovidedbyMedscapeisabsolutelymindnumbingandseemstocontinuouslygrowwitheachupdate.7,000+drugreferences,3,500+diseaseclinicalreferences,2,500+clinicalimagesandprocedurevideos,robustdruginteractiontoolchecker,CMEactivities,andmore.Medscapeisagreatdrugreferenceappbutmanydontrealizeitsalsoaminitextbookpackedwithprotocolsfordiseasepathologiesgreatforaquickreferenceandrefreshingyoumedicalknowledge.ItsnotasdetailedasthefamousPocketMedicineRedBookbutitdoesmorethananadequatejobofprovidingclinicalpearlsfromthemostcommontolesscommonpathologies.Ontopofthis,theapplicationhasinstructionalmedical</p><p>procedurevideosandpictures.</p><p>MostUsefulFor:Healthcareprofessionalsandstudents</p></li><li><p>Top15FreeAndroidMedicalappsforHealthcareprofessionalsbyiMedicalAppsTeam</p><p>By:IltifatHusainMD,BrettEinersonMD2.EpocratesThefreeversionofEpocratesisconsideredbymanytobeanessentialdrugreference.Usefulandeasytolearnfeatureslikethepillidentifier,severalmedicalcalculators,anddruginteractioncheckermakeEpocratesafavoriteofcliniciansandstudentsalike.Ofnote,EpocratesrecentlyannouncedsupportforthepremiumversionsofEpocratesontheAndroidplatform.AswithotherpopularandnewAndroidapps,EpocratesisnotavailableforAndroiduserswitholderoperatingsystems(version1.5orolder).MostUsefulFor:HealthCareProfessionals</p><p>3.SkyscapeThisappmakesourtoptenlistfortwomajorreasons:First,untilrecentlySkyscapehasbeentheonlyhighqualityallinonetypeappforAndroid.Manyofthequalityandroidmedicalappswehavereviewed,suchastheRedBookandNettersAnatomyhaveworkedwithinSkyscapesuniversalapp.Second,itsavailableonallAndroidoperatingsystemversions.Byallinone,weessentiallymeanthatSkyscapeoffershealthcareprofessionalsandstudentsaccesstoarobustselectionofmedicalcalculators(Archimedes),periodicallyupdatedmedicalnewsalerts,selectpracticeguidelines,accesstopaidtextbooks(likeNetters),andsoliddrugreference(RxDrugs)anddiseasemonographs(OutlinesinClinicalMedicine).UsersofolderAndroidoperatingsystemswhocannotaccessMedscapeandEpocrateswillfindthatSkyscape,whichincludesRxDrugs,isafairreplacement.MostUsefulFor:HealthCareProfessionalsandthosewitholderAndroidphonesthatcannotaccessEpocratesorMedscape.</p></li><li><p>Top15FreeAndroidMedicalappsforHealthcareprofessionalsbyiMedicalAppsTeam</p><p>By:IltifatHusainMD,BrettEinersonMD4.EvernoteEvernoteisagreatorganizationtoolthatcanbeespeciallyusefulforhealthcareprofessionalsandstudents.TherearenotmanyqualityPDForganizationappsontheAndroidMarketplace,andEvernoteshinesabovemostofthepaidapps.EvernoteallowsyoutoaccessandreadyourPDFdocumentsonthego.Othertools,suchasnotesandimagecaptureallowyoutorecordatypical</p><p>diseasepathologyencounteredwhilepracticingforyourownreferencepossiblyevenafuturepresentation.MostUsefulFor:HealthCareProfessionalslookingtostreamlinePDFcollectionandcapturingatypicalpathologyforeducationalpurposes.5.CalculatebyQxMD</p><p>CalculatebyQxMDscoresmajorpoints(andlandsinourtop10)foritsaestheticallyappealingdesignandsmoothuserinterface.Thecollectionofmedicalcalculatorscontainedinthisandroidappiswideenoughinscopetosatisfymostgeneralistsandstudents.Eachcalculatorintheappprogressesthroughanumberofscreens,oftenposingaquestiontotheusertodeterminethescoreorvalueofinterest.Incontrast,mostothermedicalcalculatorappshaveasinglescreenwithnumerousinputfields.Althoughthisatypicalmethodrequiresmoreclicks,italsoenhancesthelearningexperiencewithoutmarkedlyslowingtheprocess.ThosekeenonreferencingmedicalliteraturewillbesatisfiedthatthedevelopershaveincludedcitationsandPubMedlinksintheMoreInformationtab</p><p>Mostusefulfor:Primarycareproviders,generalists,andstudentsonthewards</p></li><li><p>Top15FreeAndroidMedicalappsforHealthcareprofessionalsbyiMedicalAppsTeam</p><p>By:IltifatHusainMD,BrettEinersonMD6.MedPageToday</p><p>Wefindthatawelldesignedmedicalnewsappcanbethecureforanemailinboxfullofunreaddailynewsheadlines.MedPageTodayisbothsimpleandcomprehensiveindeliveringmedicalnewstoyourmobiledevicethatisrelevanttoyourparticularsubspecialtyinterest.MuchofthecontentispartneredwiththeUniversityOfPennsylvaniaSchoolOfMedicinegivingareassuringsenseoflegitimacytothenewsarticlesprovided.Alongwithreadingarticles,CMEactivitiesarealsopresentedintext,video,andaudioform.Afterspecifyingyourinterestsandpreferences,medicalnewsstoriesfromtheMedPageTodaywebsitearedeliveredtotheMyNewsappscreen.Eachcategorymenuopenstorevealrecentmedicalnewsstoriesintextandoccasionallyaudioformats.Itssimple,clean,fast,andfree.*Note:ThisappisonlyavailableonneweroperatingsystemsofAndroid.ForolderAndroidOS(1.5andolder),adifferentappwithlinkstoMedPageisavailablebythenameofMedicalNews.</p><p>Mostusefulfor:Busyhealthcareprofessionalsandstudents</p><p>7.HarvardSchoolofPublicHealthTheHarvardSchoolofPublicHealthNewsappissurprisinglyfunctionalanduseful.WesaysurprisinglybecauseHarvardisntthefirstschooltomakeanapplicationtopushtheircontent,buttheystandoutamongsttheirpeersforthesimplicity,overalluserinterface,andsolidfunctionalitydeliveredbytheapplication.TheappfeaturesnewsarticlesfromtheSchoolofPublicHealthhowever,thearticleslinktotheschoolwebsite,anditwouldbeniceifthearticleswerenativeorcustomizedfortheapp.Butthetruefunctionalitycomesfromthedeliveryofeducationalaudioandvideocontent.SomeofthebestmindsinPublicHealthareatHarvardandthemultimediacontentisrichwithusefulknowledge.</p><p>InthesepicturesyoucanseeoneoftherecentaudiopodcastsbyDr.MiltonWeinsteinoncomparativeeffectivenessresearch.Hispodcastisagreatoverallsummaryofthehistoryofcomparativeeffectivenessresearchandalsohowitappliestocurrenttimes,mixedwiththecurrentpoliticalramificationsgreatlisteningmaterial.Theappwillevensendyounotificationswhennewaudioandvideocontentisavailable.Asthepicturesshow,theapplicationisembeddeddeeplywithTwitter,allowingadynamicandinteractiveconversationwiththecontent</p><p>containedintheapp.</p></li><li><p>Top15FreeAndroidMedicalappsforHealthcareprofessionalsbyiMedicalAppsTeam</p><p>By:IltifatHusainMD,BrettEinersonMDMostusefulfor:Healthcareprofessionalsandstudentsinterestedinpublichealthandcurrenttrendsinhealthpolicy.</p><p>8.MonthlyPrescribingReference(MPR)</p><p>TheMonthlyPrescribingReference(MPR)claimstobeThemostwidelyuseddrugreferencebyclinicians.ForthemanyclinicianswhouseMPR,thisappisagreatmobilesubstitute.Drugsareclassifiedbytreatmentcategory,similartotheprintversion.Prescribingnotesanddrugmonographsoutlineusefulinformationforclinicalpractice.CliniciansaccustomedtowaitingforthenewestpublishedversionofMPRwillenjoythefrequentupdatesofthismobileversion.</p><p>Mostusefulfor:HealthcareprofessionalswhoareaccustomedtoMPRsprintversion.9.StandardDictations</p><p>Thetediousworkofinternshipisbothchallengingandoverwhelming.ForthoseofuswhoaresoontobeinternsanapplikeStandardDictationsisawelcomedanxiolytic.Thisapphasbasictemplatestoreadwhiledictating.Everythingfromadmissionorderstodischargesummaries,alongwithnumerousexams,procedures,andseveraldifferenttypesofH&amp;Pformatsfordifferenthealthcaresettings.Ofnote,manyEMRsoffersimilartemplates.SoresidentswhoworkwitharobustEMRmaynothaveasmuchneedforthisapp.Thistrulyisamusthaveappifyoureanintern,especiallyifyourerotatingondifferentservicesthroughouttheyearandyoudonthaveasolidEMRtohelpwithdictating.Mostusefulfor:Interns</p></li><li><p>Top15FreeAndroidMedicalappsforHealthcareprofessionalsbyiMedicalAppsTeam</p><p>By:IltifatHusainMD,BrettEinersonMD10.USPSTFePSS(electronicpreventiveservicesselector)</p><p>ThisisapublichealthtoolprovidedtohealthcareprofessionalsbytheUSDepartmentofHealthandHumanServices(HHS)fromtheAgencyforHealthcareResearchandQuality(AHRQ)thenationsleadfederalagencyforresearchonhealthcarequality,costs,outcomes,andpatientsafety.Asyoucanseefromtheincludedpictures,theapplicationallowsyoutoinputyourpatientsage,alongwithotherkeydemographicinformation,andgivesyouthebasicscreeningandpublichealthinformationpertinenttoyourpatient.MuchofthecontentisbasedontherecommendationsmadebytheUnitedStatesPreventativeServicesTaskForce(USPSTF).Theappalsoprovidesgreatlinkstoscreeningcalculatorsandreferencetoolsavailableontheweb.</p><p>Mostusefulfor:PrimaryCarePhysicians</p><p>11.PubMedMobileThisappisaquickandeasyaccesstoPubMedonamobiledevice.ThosewhousePubMedregularlycan</p><p>putthisapptogooduse.Aswereviewedbefore,userscansearchforandviewabstractsonamobiledevice.Aftertaggingarticlesofinterest,theusercansendarticlelinksviaemailorsharearticlesthroughsocialnetworks.FeaturesaddedtoPubMedMobilesinceourreviewincludelinkstoPubMedarticlesinabrowser,anddirectlinkstoPubMedCentralPMCFreeArticles.Healthcareprofessionalsandstudentswhoneedtohavethelatestevidenceattheirfingertips(literally)willcertainlyfindopportunitiestousethisappinavarietyofclinicalsettings.</p><p>Mostusefulfor:Guardiansofevidencebasedmedicine(EBM)atalllevels</p></li><li><p>Top15FreeAndroidMedicalappsforHealthcareprofessionalsbyiMedicalAppsTeam</p><p>By:IltifatHusainMD,BrettEinersonMD12.Ob(Pregnancy)Wheel</p><p>SomemaycallanOBWheelapptoospecialtyspecifictomakeitintoaTop15listforallhealthcareproviders.Nonetheless,manyclinicianswouldfindthisappuseful,suchasthoseworkinginprimarycare,theemergencydepartment,andofcourse,obstetrics.MedicalstudentsandresidentswouldfindutilitywiththisappwhenrotatingthroughOB/GYNortheemergencydepartment.Curiousmothersandfatherscouldalsoputtheapptouse.Numerousadjustablepreferencesandsettings,ultrasoundexamdating,anddatingorderedpatientlistsmakeOb(Pregnancy)WheelthebestamongseveralfreeandpaidOBwheelsavailableontheAndroidMarket.Mostusefulfor:Providersinobstetrics,emergency,andprimarycare</p><p>13.Eponyms</p><p>Eponymsarethebaneofmanystudentsandprovidershealthcareexistence.Eponymsaremedicalphrasesorpathologiesthatarenamedafterkeypeople,suchasBecksTriad.Therearehundreds,ifnotthousands,ofthem,anditsnearimpossibletokeepthemallstraight.Thisappcontainsover1,700ofthemostpopularEponymsandisagreatresourcetobothhelprefreshyourknowledge,andtoalsouseasareferencematerial.Mostusefulfor:Studentsandresidents</p></li><li><p>Top15FreeAndroidMedicalappsforHealthcareprofessionalsbyiMedicalAppsTeam</p><p>By:IltifatHusainMD,BrettEinersonMD14.SpeedAnatomy</p><p>Ifyouarelookingforafun,quickhittinganatomyquizoryouareinterestedinlearninganatomyinfourdifferentlanguagesthenSpeedAnatomyisyourbestbetamongfreeanatomyapps.UnlikeNettersAnatomy,SpeedAnatomyisnotanexhaustiveatlasofhumananatomy,andthedrawingsareunimpressivecomparedtoNetters.Itis,however,agreattoolforstudentswhoareabouttotaketheirnextanatomypracticalexam.Thefasterandmoreaccuratelyyouidentifystructures,themorepointsyouget.Donotbefooledbythesimplicityoftheoverviewpracticeexams(canyouidentifyavein?);themorespecificpracticeexams(nasalcavity,footbones,brain,etc.)aredifficultenoughtochallengeanystudentlearninggrossanatomy.Insum,thisfreeanatomyquizisasimple,butchallengingsupplementtoyouranatomytextbook.Mostusefulfor:Medicalstudentsandbeginninglearnersofgrossanatomy</p><p>15.CalorieCounterbyFatSecretThisisagreatapplicationtousewhencounselingpatientsaboutdietandexercise.Theapplicationisextremelypowerful,abletolookupalmostanytypeoffoodcategoryfastfoods,grocerystorefoods,andpreparedfoods.Youcanevenscanbarcodeswithyourcameraandtheappcanidentifythetypeoffoodalongwithallocatingtheappropriatecalories.</p><p>Mostusefulfor:Primarycareproviders</p><p> 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