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Health Indicators Warehouse

What is a health indicator?
Health indicators are measurable characteristics that describe the health of a population (e.g., life expectancy, mortality, disease incidence or prevalence, or other health states), determinants of health (e.g., health behaviors, health risk factors, physical environments, and socioeconomic environments); and health care access, cost, quality, and use.

What is the Health Indicators Warehouse?
The Health Indicators Warehouse is a new data hub from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Browse or search health indicators by topic, region or health initiative (like Healthy People 2020). Easily visualize data through tables, maps or graphs.

User guide

Top 20 FREE medical iphone apps

iMedicalApps.com has updated their list of free top medical apps for iphone and raised the number to 20.

Top 20 Free iPhone Medical Apps For Health Care Professionals

The list is a mixture of news, point of care resources, and non medical but useful apps for iPhone and in some cases, iPad.

Notes:
LSUHSC has an extended subscription to Micromedex, while the free app SkyScape also runs our subscription to Dynamed and Natural Standard. Email mknapp@lsuhsc.edu for install information.

Also listed is ePSS – a public health tool from AHRQ that displays screening measures derived from the USPSTF based on patient demographic information, and Doximity, a “Facebook for doctors” – for those that need yet another social networking service.

Bottom Line
Although it’s a little annoying to have to click through 20 pages to see them all, it’s a good list (and you can’t beat the price).

Free Emergency Medicine Clerkship Primer

Interested in emergency medicine? The Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM) group put together an EM Clerkship Primer addressing the unique aspects of EM for the medical student. You can access this free guide to your EM clerkship at http://www.saem.org/saemdnn/Portals/0/NTForums_Attach/ED%20Primer.pdf
Via Academic Life in Emergency Medicine