Mobile apps for doctors help organize their workflow, learn more about medicine, and interact with patients. For example, one of the most popular types of apps for physicians is doctor on demand app. It helps patients find doctors and consult with them online anytime and anywhere. But the field of healthcare application development is not limited to this.
Apps for doctors can be a library with a vast amount of sources for physicians with the ability to learn the material and officially upgrade the qualification at the same time. Moreover, the apps give doctors advice on the necessary information about drug compatibility and doses, the latest updates, and reduce practice risk of medical malpractice claims and medical board issues. Also, they can provide healthcare workers with actual updates and news of the medical industry in free and paid formats. Here is the list of medical reference and educational apps for physicians.
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Doctors’ work is always complicated. It requires diagnosing, prescribing the right medicines in the precise doses. They often have to make decisions on the go. What does a doctor do if a patient is allergic to a particular drug? What are the doses of the new pills? Millions of doctors worldwide who downloaded Epocrates can use the app to look up the compatibility of medicines, calculate doses, and search for alternatives for free. Other functions of the app include access to guidelines or patient-specific recommendations, safety recommendations on thousands of drugs, verification and identification of drugs by pill ID, and updates on the latest news in the medical industry. For the most curious physicians, there is Epocrates Plus paid subscription, which extends the content.
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This app is created for getting essential information at the point-of-care and is useful for doctors and students of medical institutions. Medscape’s community accounts for about 250,000 physicians who can exchange experience and provide each other with advice. This app provides users with information about doses and adverse drug combinations, enables to access medical updates, and get answers to disturbing questions in a library that contains step-by-step procedural articles and other resources.
The app’s name speaks by itself. Users of this application can get answers to medical questions anytime, anywhere. Doctors can try to master their professional skills and strengthen accreditation with the app. UpToDate is a continuing education resource that is recognized by colleges, associations, and authorities from around the world. However, UpToDate is not available in all markets and requires specific recommendations. Except for the educational function, the service includes mobile-optimized medical calculators, bookmarks and history, and inbuilt email functions for communication with patients and other doctors.
Continuing medical education is possible with an app MedPage Today. The app provides users with free resources such as manuals and materials from professional conferences. Using the app, doctors can get academic credits for the learned subjects. Also, they can get access to recent medical news. The app offers a few extra features such as “Making the Diagnosis,” “Building The Patient-Centered Medical Home” and the ability to access stories at any time even without internet connection.
The Skyscape Medical Library provides physicians, nurses, and students with access to over 400 resources from leading publishers, authors, and medical societies. The app contains both free and premium content.
The free content includes comprehensive information on thousands of brands and generics, medicine interactions and dosing calculators. The physicians can find clinical information on hundreds of diseases and symptom-related topics, presented in a convenient outline format as well as news of the industry.
As a paid option, healthcare professionals can find more than ten handbooks on diseases and disorders, medication manuals, and medical dictionaries. The idea of the app is to provide doctors with the most relevant up to date information to make conscious professional decisions.
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It is one of the best apps for diagnosing as it enables healthcare specialists to input the symptoms and get the list of the possible disorders. Such a tool helps to take into account a range of outcomes and make the right point-of-care decisions. The app’s features also include search capabilities with auto-completion, notes, access to CME credits, hundreds of dosing calculators, diagnosis generator, and others.
Read by QxMD
Read by QxMD is an app that centralizes medical literature in a magazine format so that doctors can download specific articles when they need it. The app is free and available on iOS and Android platforms. Still, to access some of the journals or PubMed (National Library of Medicine) sources doctors may need the institutional or individual subscription. With Read, doctors can get full PDF texts with one tap, browse through the numerous topic reviews, journal collections, organize personal collections, and share articles with colleagues via social media and email.
Though the tools of the apps are pretty similar, customers can choose the most suitable apps according to their specific needs. Hopefully, doctors can download any of the apps and experience the convenience of specialized medical solutions.