Previous posts have discussed useful medical apps for your iPhone, this time the focus is on free medical apps. Below you will find a list of apps designed for medical professionals.
PubMed Mobile– PubMed has finally created its’ own version of a mobile friendly interface. The site is currently still in beta and to access the page you will need to use the following URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/. Users now have the ability to conduct basic searches and limit to free text. However at this point in its development you cannot use any additional limits and other advanced search features. In addition, users cannot access the site through the libraries proxy, so to get to the full text of some of the articles you will need to go through the libraries home page. Hopefully, in the future this app will add additional features that will provide a more controlled search.
MedPage Today – Produced by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the medical information website MedPage Today, users will have access to Continuing Medical Education (CMEs), audio reports, video reports, and current medical news.
MedScape Mobile –The MedScape Mobile app provides a drug reference, a guide to over 600 procedures, and medical directories for hospitals and physicians. The app also provides medical news, a disease and condition guide that contains more than 3500 continually updated topics, and CMEs. A nice feature of this app is that it offers offline access to the clinical tools mentioned above, so you do not have to be connected to the internet to access needed information.
Micromedex– This drug reference tool, published by Thomson Rheuters, is similar to the resource available through the library. Content includes such information as dosage amounts, trade names, generic names, interactions, administration, monitoring, and contraindications.
NEJM This Week – Created by the New England Journal of Medicine, this app offers access to recent articles, images of medical conditions, weekly audio summaries of Clinical Practice articles and videos of selected procedures.
(Thanks to Amy Blevins for the screenshots)