4 Free Smartphone Apps Every Physician Could Use

Physician using a smartphone

More clinicians are embracing mHealth today more than ever before. The flexibility smartphones and tablets—as well as the apps they support—afford is not unlike the freedom doctors can experience working locum tenens.

Medical apps present greater opportunities to find, share, and document information; collaborate with peers; help manage patient care off-site; and more. To enhance your practice, read on for information on four free apps you should consider downloading.

  1. Medscape by WebMD Health Corporation
  • Provides fast, accurate clinical answers at the point-of-care
  • Using Medscape Consult, doctors can access a community of more than 250,000 physicians around the world to share cases, ask questions, and benefit from their knowledge and diverse experiences
  • Discuss clinical challenges and crowdsource the answers in a 24/7 moderated environment
  • Find the lowest drug prices and share discount cards with patients
  • Requires iOS 9.0 or later
  • Available from iTunes and Google Play
  1. Read by QxMD Software Inc.
  • Gives users a single platform to stay current with the latest medical and scientific research that will impact their practice, read outstanding topic reviews, and search articles from PubMed
  • Get full-text PDFs with a single tap, and read favorite journals
  • Share articles with colleagues via email, Twitter, and Facebook
  • Requires iOS 9.0 or later
  • Available from iTunes and Google Play
  1. Medical Imaging Consultant (MIC) by HealthHelp LLC
  • A guide to assist healthcare professionals in choosing the medical imaging procedure that will provide the greatest clinical value at the lowest possible risk
  • Benefits from the input of hundreds of individuals, including providers and patients
  • Only information with compelling medical literature will be included this this text.
  • Requires iOS 7.0 or later
  • Available from iTunes and Google Play
  1. DocbookMD by Scrypt, Inc.
  • A HIPAA-secure messaging application for providers who are members of an organization or medical society that has contracted with Scrypt, Inc.
  • Send and receive HIPAA-secure messages and images, including X-rays and EKGs, instantly
  • Attach images directly from your device’s camera; images are not stored on your device
  • Easily integrate with laboratories (e.g., radiology, pathology), electronic health records, and call centers
  • Requires iOS 9.0 or later
  • Available from iTunes and Google Play

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