Must Have Medical Apps For Doctors, Patients, and Medical Students
There’re thousands of free and premium medical apps on the market, some of which allow you to better understand pharmaceuticals, some allows you to connect to your physician, some apps provide complete medical database in your smartphone while others work to diagnose your symptoms and prepare you for an unforeseen medical emergency. Below is a list of the best medical apps for doctors patients and medical students.
Epocrates – King of All Medical Apps
Available for both Android and iOS devices having more than 1 million of downloads all over the world (50 percent being U.S.- based physicians).
Doctors all over the world are using this app to look up drug information and interactions (drug-drug interactions up to 30 drugs at a time), safety information, find other providers for consults and referrals, treatment recommendations and substitute medicines, and quickly calculate patient measurements like BMI and GFR and access medical news and research.
Price: Free with paid services like alternative medications, lab guides and disease information, requires an in-app purchase of Epocrates Essentials for $159.99 a year.
Read by QxMD (Medical Apps for Doctors and Medical Students)
Read by QxMD one of the top apps to centralizes all your medical literature and journals, available for both Android and iOS.
Use: It allows you to read and download articles, journals, and studies from a host of sources including open access journals or papers from linked institutions. The app offers users a single place to discover new research, read outstanding topic reviews, and search PubMed.
Price: Free to download and free to access content but some journals may require an institutional or individual subscription or credentials.
UpToDate – Mobile Optimized Reference Tool
UpToDate, another heavy hitter app available for both iOS and Android devices. It is a reference tool that comes with evidence-based recommendations, mobile-optimized calculators and a CME tracker.
Use: For someone studying medicine, working as a medical professional, or just interested in medical news, Up To Date is a great way to keep track of medical advancements and news. It is chock full of medical knowledge that allows it to answer clinical questions at the point of need.
Price: Like all other apps, this app is free to download but have in app subscription staring $499/year (for an individual physician) to full access UpToDate database and in order to actually access the wealth of information contained within it.
Medscape (WebMD, Complete Reference Medical Apps)
Medscape a leading medical resource from WebMD, one of the best medical apps for doctors, nurses, students, and other healthcare professionals for clinical information. This app is available for both Android and iOS devices.
Use: It provides information on various drugs and diseases. It allows users to keep up with medical news and disease and condition information. Medscape includes medical calculators and medical education courses. It now has over a million users.
Price: Medscape is totally free to download and free to use but need to free signup to access database.
Virtual Practice For Doctors (Medical Apps for Doctors Patients)
Mobile based EMR app, available for both Android and iOS devices as well as online.
Use: This virtual practice app offers a great avenue to communicate with patients outside the office. Allows physician to monitoring patients remotely, apps includes video chat, and the ability to answer typed patient questions.
Price: Free to download but premium version add features like patient portal and custom domain.
DynaMed Mobile (Medical Apps for Doctors and Medical Students)
DynaMed mobile brings powerful DynaMed reference database to mobile, available for both Android and iOS devices.
Use: DynaMed mobile functionalities includes point of care references, diseases and symptoms references, new studies and summaries over 3500 different medical topics.
Price: Free to download but need to subscribe to DynaMed ($395 a year for an individual physician) to get the full functionality of the decision support tool on their Android and iOS smartphones or other devices.
Doximity – Social Network Medical Apps for Doctors
Doximity is the largest social network app for medical professionals, connect doctors/physicians all over the world using Android or iOS devices.
Use: Doximity allow you to find and communicate with other doctors on the network, send HIPAA-secure faxes through your phone, and follow news and trends in your specialty. Doximity claims 40% of U.S. Physicians are members.
Price: Free to download and free to signup for membership, joining is free of cost. Available for both mobile and Web Platform.
Figure 1 – Medical Images (Medical Apps for Doctors Patients)
This app is perfect medical app for doctors/physicians looking for feedback on a rare condition, or seeking to learn about rare medical cases.
Use: This app allow you to capture and share medical images with other physicians or specialist using Android or iOS devices. Patient privacy, a powerful feature of this app with automatic face-blocking and removal of identifying information.
Price: Figure 1 – Medical Image is totally free to download and free to use.
What apps do you use?
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