Here’s a nice 4 minute demo of 10 different iPhone medical applications from Nature Video. Two coolest:
iCut DNA lets you search the Restriction Enzyme Database (REBASE) for enzymes and the DNA nucleotide sequences they cleave.
Thinklabs Digital Stethoscope is a somewhat pricey app that allows you to listen and record heart beats on your iPhone. Caution: remixing patients auscultations into your next dj set may constitute a HIPAA violation.
Another new mobile resource is now available for Blackberry, iPhone, and other web-enabled smartphones. MobileMicroMedex 2.0 gives you access to the same clinical evidence content you get on your desktop, at no additional charge, including:
* drug identification
* disease conditions
* laboratory test information
* alternative medicines
* convenient calculators
To access, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open your mobile browser.
Step 2: Go to http://www.thomsonhc.com/micromedex2/librarian
Step 3: Log in with the LSUHSC specific info. To obtain the LSUSHC login, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or view the ‘Mobile’ page on the Micromedex site.
(Note: The login should last for the current quarter on your device. At the end of the quarter you will need to return to the MobileMicromedex site to obtain a new username and password.
Quarterly Schedule: January 1, April 1, July 1, September 1)
Early reports from some of our users note that mobileMicromedex might be a little slow and the interface could be improved. Let us know your thoughts on this new product!
Nurses & Dentists are not forgotten in this long list, and they’ve even included study guides and games. Here’s a couple that I’d not yet heard of: BoardReview ÔÇô Free ÔÇô Busy students can prep for their board exams by reviewing electronic drug information on their iPhone or iPod Touch. nursing students can study electronic nursing review cards to prep for the NCLEX-RN, on their iPhone or iPod Touch so they can test their nursing knowledge anytime, anyplace.
Speed Bones Lite ÔÇô Free ÔÇô A must have game if you are tackling anatomy for high school, university or medical school. It is more captivating than flashcards and practice mode allows you to learn specific regions without doing all the previous levels. Review mode lets you replay all the mistakes youÔÇÖ made in the last game to facilitate learning.
Orasphere ÔÇô Free ÔÇô Using Orasphere dental educational videos saves you time, reduces liability and increases patient case acceptance for your dental practice. Easily view Orasphere dental videos on your iPod or iPhone and start educating your patients.
With all this talk about immunization in the second year medicine groups and flu season just around the corner, here’s a timely iPhone app.
ShotRecs is a rapid reference guide to the 2009 Childhood, Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It’s available from the App Store on iTunes.
– 2009 Childhood, Adolescent and Adult Immunization Schedules
– 2009 Childhood and Adolescent Catch-up Immunization Schedules
– 2009 Vaccine schedule for adults based on medical and other indications more info & screenshots
Interestingly enough, ShotRecs was designed by a medical student (now an intern in Family Medicine) at Georgetown University. Any Tigers out there designing iPhone apps?
MobiHealth News has an interesting article on Natalie Hodge, MD, who uses mobile technologies to run her Personal Pediatrics practice. She aims to “equip a fleet of self-starter pediatricians in major metro areas with iPhones, cloud-based practice software and the marketing know-how to court new parents, families and corporate health programs alike.”
“Some would call Personal Pediatrics a ?óÔé¼?£concierge medical practice,?óÔé¼Ôäó but I prefer to call it a direct medical practice,?óÔé¼?Ø Hodge explained,?óÔé¼?Øbecause we?óÔé¼Ôäóre connecting patients who want house calls to physicians who want to make them.?óÔé¼?Ø
RefWorks, the popular web-based bibliographic management system, is now available via web-enabled mobile phones, smart phones, and personal data assistants (PDAs). Your Group code is required. For more information on group codes, see our RefWorks info page.
A RefWorks class will be held Thursday, May 28, 2009, 10 – 11 am, at the LSUHSC Main Campus- Library computer lab room 405. For more information, contact email@example.com
The DHHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is announcing the release of the Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS) tool for iPhone/iPod Touch. Go to http://epss.ahrq.gov to download.
ePSS iPhone/iPod Touch Key Features:
* Search and browse the USPSTF recommendations
* View USPSTF recommended preventive tools
* Full mobility with USPSTF database on the iPhone/ iPod Touch
* User friendly interface customized specifically for iPhone/ iPod Touch
* Email notifications of available updates
* User friendly ePSS data updates
STAT!Ref, an online book provider of over 80 medical, dental and nursing textbooks, is now optimized for mobile devices. Simply access the link from your phone or PDA’s browser and you will be automatically redirected to the mobile site.
You must be able to access to the internet on your mobile device to use STAT!Ref mobile.
A new application for iPhone allows users to access the database of the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health which holds the results of and information pertaining to more than 71,500 clinical trials.
This just in: PsychiatryOnline (off campus link), an ebook provider of psychiatry textbooks, is now available for Mobile browsers. Access to the mobile site is included as an added benefit of current subscriptions.
You will be automatically redirected to m.psychiatryonline.com when visiting the main PsychiatryOnline.com site from a wireless-enabled mobile device (such as a smartphone or PDA).
OFF CAMPUS ACCESS FOR MOBILES
Before your first mobile visit, be sure to create a free personal ?óÔé¼?ôMy PsychiatryOnline?óÔé¼?Ø account. To create an account, go to www.psychiatryonline.com from a desktop or laptop computer while authenticated by your institutional subscription, click the ?óÔé¼?ôMy PsychiatryOnline?óÔé¼?Ø link from the homepage, and follow the instructions for creating an account. Your ?óÔé¼?ôMy PsychiatryOnline?óÔé¼?Ø username and password will then give you access to the mobile site. (IP-based recognition is not possible from mobile devices, and accounts cannot be created from the mobile site.) The mobile site will prompt users who haven?óÔé¼Ôäót yet created My PsychiatryOnline accounts with these instructions.
Most mobile browsers are limited in their ability to transmit large files quickly, so only the most essential information is included in the mobile version of PsychiatryOnline. Search and navigation are simplified as well, to better suit the small mobile screen (e.g., the ?óÔé¼?ôrelated content?óÔé¼?Ø links usually seen at the left of content have been removed to unclutter the screen). Mobile site users do, however, get full advantage of PsychiatryOnline’s powerful semantic indexed search.
The mobile view content set includes:
DSM-IV-TR?óÔé¼ÔÇØsearch or browse the Classification and criteria sets individually, or the entire DSM-IV-TR manual
ICD-9-CM codes for selected general medical conditions and medication-induced disorderS
Differential diagnosis decision trees and the DSM symptom index from DSM-IV-TR Handbook of Differential Diagnosis