7 Healthcare Apps Every Medical Professional Needs

Guest post by Cassie Phillips, an online security blogger, who writes about the best Internet privacy apps.

Cassie Phillips
Cassie Phillips

App technology is revolutionizing the world. The sudden rise to popularity of the smartphone and tablet has put more power in our hands and more information at our fingertips than ever before. This has opened up a world of opportunities in many different fields, and medicine is no exception to that rule.

For health professionals, the vast quantity of ever-changing knowledge required to do the job properly has always been one of the most trying elements of the work. Now, there are many apps available that allow quick and easy access to a wealth of information at the push of a button. Here are just seven of the many offered.

Medscape

Designed and brought to you by the creators of WebMD, this app has been hailed as one of the best for reference and diagnosis assistance. Available for free download for both Android and iOS, it is an incredible tool with many features including drug identification and information, in depth patient care tutorials, disease and condition referencing and up-to-date medical education courses. This app is a vital medical resource for medical students and professionals alike and has a huge part to play in the electronic modernization of healthcare.

3D4 Medical

This clever piece of software allows you to explore anatomy like never before. With intricate on-screen models of all parts and elements of human anatomy, this is a valuable tool that gives healthcare professionals a chance to take a look inside the body. It’s completely anatomically accurate and uses impressive 3D technology.

Alongside this, it has features to customize body parts and add labels, which makes it a perfect assistant for keeping track of cases. It also offers tutorials and introductory anatomy lessons, which are great for medical students or anyone wanting to refresh their knowledge.

ReferralMD

When working in healthcare, it’s not just the patients that you have to worry about. All treatments come at a cost and as much as many of us would like that not to be the case, it’s a fact that isn’t going to change anytime soon. Trying to balance treatment costs can be a nightmare but ReferralMD is a great app that cuts your budget dramatically through one simple idea—optimizing referral communication. By moving all referrals to this app, a vast amount of money is saved through paper and fax machine expenses. It also ensures immediate processing of the request, which avoids handling costs.

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HIMSS15 Trade Show Vendor Highlight: Pingmd

In this series, we are featuring some of the thousands of vendors who will be participating in the HIMSS15 conference and trade show. Through it, we hope to offer readers a closer look at some of the solution providers who will either be in attendance – with a booth showcasing and displaying key products and offerings – or that will have a presence of some kind at the show – key executives in attendance or presenting, for example.

Hopefully this series will give you a bit more useful information about the companies that help make this event, and the industry as a whole, so exciting.

Elevator Pitch

Pingmd, Inc. is a cloud based secure communication platform that provides messaging, voice and video for virtual care. Integration with the EHR and care management protocols for higher population health based patient engagement.

About Statement

Pingmd is a mobile communications healthcare solutions company with an app-based service designed to reset and restore personal relationships in healthcare. The service is transforming the efficiency and productivity of healthcare delivery with structured dialogue between patients and doctors, and doctors and their colleagues. Using a simple and secure app which captures photographs, videos and text-based conversations, the new models of virtual care become seamless in the busy practice.

Founder’s Story

Pingmd was founded by neurosurgeon and current CEO, Dr.Gopal Chopra and his wife, Dr. Manju Chopra. Dr. Manju Chopra, an experienced pediatrician was frustrated that she spent more time on administrative tasks than with her patients. They formed the company to redesign the healthcare experience for the clinician and promote better continuity of care for the patient with a simple and secure point of care communication system. They continue to innovate the way think of care delivery and care coordination.

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