Medical Applications on Mobile Devices
Alison Aldrich on the Dragonfly blog published and interesting post on medical applications on mobile devices. She notes a report stating, "54% of U.S. physicians own a PDA or a smartphone, and more than half of them consider the device to be an integral part of their practice.
As these devices become more common, more of our patrons will be using them in the medical lives as well as their personal lives. Alison directs us to a newly recorded presentation by Shikun “KK” Jiang, Medical Applications on Mobile Devices, reviewing several free and fee-based applications for health professionals.
I thought I would add to the list:
- I just received an email from McGraw Hill stating that AccessEmergency Medicine is available for mobile devices. Users can go to m.accessem.com to use it. You need to use your MyAccessEM to login even if you are on their institution's wifi.
- HeartIT Physicians can simply click on a web link sent via email by one of their colleagues, enter their password, and, for example, instantly view movies of a patient’s beating heart halfway around the world. They can even put their colleagues on speakerphone and carry on a medical consultation while simultaneously browsing through the imaging results.
- Pubget allows you to search PubMed and get the PDF right away (if possible), works with institutional subscriptions to get the PDF.
- MIMvista provides mobile medical imaging applications and software for radiologists and oncologists.
There is so much out there, it is always nice to learn about new resources for the smart phone.