Your App prescription is here!
It’s amazing how many times we accidentally come across an app, while surfing online or through word of mouth, only to realize that we needed it all along!
We marvel at the simplicity of the app and just how productive it makes us feel. For some boring and repetitive tasks, such as scanning and mailing a document, we no longer have to put in any physical effort. Everything happens with the click of a button. It’s an experience akin to how Aladdin would have felt when he found out about the wish-granting genie lamp!
But, we digress, we are here to talk about the best medical apps, although we would love to talk more about our desire for a personal genie in the future.
Working in healthcare is intensive. Long and irregular working hours combined with the stress of dealing with the families of patients takes their toll. If an insignificant change like installing a new app can have a significant impact on how you work and makes you more productive, then, we say, it’s worth a shot.
Anyway, it’s always good to find out what apps doctors use and keep up. 10 mins here and 15 mins there might help you trim an hour of your schedule! And, that’s why we have compiled a list of 3 handy apps that we believe will make your life easier. Without further ado, let’s get started.
It’s not easy to keep up with the latest research and treatment procedures in your field. That’s where UpToDate comes into the picture. UpToDate is a leading clinical decision support resource with evidence-based clinical information — including — drug topics and recommendations that clinicians rely on at the point of care.
It will stop you from getting overwhelmed with all the new advancements and assist you in providing the best care to your patients. Doctors have stated that they have witnessed enhanced inpatient care as well as clinical improvements after using the app frequently.
Taken from UpToDate’s website
UpToDate has been the subject of over 30 research studies confirming that widespread usage of UpToDate is associated with improved patient care and hospital performance. It also comes in-built with a medical calculator and a drug-interaction checker.
Whenever in doubt while taking a clinical decision, pop out the app and learn about the latest evidence-based clinical information. The app is very popular among healthcare professionals and comes with rave reviews.
UpToDate is available for iPad, iPhone, and Android, and a partial version is also available on Windows. But it's not cheap, you will have to pay up to $57 a month for regular access. If you can afford it, we highly recommend you to check out the app. You can learn more about them here — https://www.wolterskluwer.com/en/solutions/uptodate
Calculate by QxMD
Calculate by QxMD is a next-generation clinical calculator and decision support tool, freely available to the medical community. It does not just calculate numbers, but also helps you make decisions. It highlights tools that impact clinical practice by simplifying diagnosis, clarifying treatment options, and displaying prognosis.
The app is developed by a collaboration of clinician experts from diverse backgrounds. It has hundreds of tools covering 28 specialties and is used by over 3 million healthcare professionals worldwide. It automatically adapts to your clinical practice and offers a unique ‘question flow’ technology that gets you answers, fast.
Taken from Calculate by QxMD’s website
If you are passionate about medical education and improving patient care, the developers at QxMD also offer you an opportunity to contribute to the development of future tools. You can submit the specs for a tool you would like to see and if the tool gets approved, you will get recognized on their team page, how cool is that!
Without a doubt, Calculate by QxMD is one of the best medical apps that you need in your arsenal. Check them out here — https://qxmd.com/calculate/
Figure 1 — Medical cases
Figure 1 brings together millions of healthcare professionals to view, share and discuss real-world patient cases. Hundreds of thousands of users send, comment on, and search through medical images in Figure 1’s visual database.
They boast an enormous reservoir of interesting cases and allow you to learn at your appropriate level. They also offer a members-only community for medical collaborations. Using their new MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) search function, you can quickly discover the desired case content.
Taken from Figure 1’s website
Figure 1 is ideal for doctors looking for feedback or insight on rare cases or texts. The app also ensures patient privacy through automatic face-blocking and information deletion. The app is available for free, and you can check out their website here — https://www.figure1.com/
That wraps up our discussion of the apps doctors use or should be using to make their life easier. We hope that it was worth your while, and you found something to take away from the blog. Do let us know if you did!
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