When it comes to the digital arena, doctors don’t stay far behind and are in par with the latest technology and applications. After all we all live in a world surrounded by gadgets like mobiles, laptops etc and it is needed to stay connected with the patients in digital age. According to a research conducted by Gartner, 1.8 million mobiles shipped versus the 300 million computers last year. Furthermore research finds that almost one third of patients use mobiles or tablets to access health information. So when it comes to health providers there are a plethora of applications that they could use to access medical education contents, tools and research to be up to date with clinical knowledge. The following are some of the most popular apps for doctors:
Medscape is one of the most popular app by webmd that allows physicians, nurses, medical students and all other healthcare professionals keep up to date with medical information. Apart from medical related recent updates and news, the app also provides medical calculators and medical education. There are currently almost 1.3 million users of Medscape and this base is growing fast with high ratings. Popular features of this app are: medical news, drug information & tools, continuing medical education courses, clinical presentations and offline access.
Downloads: 10, 00,000+, Google play store rating: 4.5, available on IOS and Android
Epocrates is the go to app for drug, disease and diagnostic information. This app has features that allow its users to understand drug interactions for 30 drugs at a time, review drug information for thousands of brand, generic and OTC drugs. In addition to this the app allows to look up referrals, find other providers and also do calculations like BMI & GFR. This app also has premium features called Epocrates Essentials that comes at a cost of $159.99 a year allowing access to lab guides, additional disease information and alternative medications.
Downloads: 1,000,000+, Google play store rating: 4.5, available on IOS and Android
Daily rounds for doctors:
This app is designed to cater specialists, pg. students and aspirants. It is a one kind of application that features an interface that allows the user to interact with real life clinical situations. It not only provides new medical information everyday but also has quizzes in the form of multiple choice questions.
Downloads:100,000+, Google play store rating: 4.6, available on IOS and Android
Prognosis your diagnosis:
This app provides day to day lessons applicable to clinical practice with comprehensive and diagnostic reasoning. This is done by providing a series of clinical case scenarios. A new case is added every week which is made available to download. The app also gives access to practice material for aspiring medical students.
Downloads: 500,000+, Google play store rating: 4.6, available on IOS and Android
Diseases Dictionary Medical:
This is an offline medical dictionary that provides information on diseases, symptoms, definitions and treatment information. It acts as a handy medical pocket book for nurses and health providers. In addition the app also has prescribing information and physicians’ desk reference.
Downloads:500,000+, Google play store rating: 4.6, available on IOS and Android