Medical Apps for Android
My wife is a Physician Assistant and I would like to get her into an Android phone (namely HTC Incredible). She has hesitations due to the seemingly lack of medical apps available on Android. We have looked around a lot at what apps are available, but
Is anyone in the medical field that does not have access to app that they wish they did? Did you move from iPhone to Android and do you feel like you're missing necessary apps?
I appreciate any insight you can provide. Thanks.
- 04-22-2010, 07:58 PM #3
I use Epocrates from time to time. It is getting better all the time. It unfortunately is also better on the iPhone at this time. I'm on the other side of the medical field though (the insurance company).
Apps are constantly commin out, but Android is fairly new (although very hot) to most consumers/developers.
- 04-26-2010, 12:43 PM #4
- 04-26-2010, 12:50 PM #5
- 04-26-2010, 08:35 PM #6
- 05-14-2010, 10:33 PM #7
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I am heading into my third year of medical school and have been trying to diversify my apps before hitting the wards (so I haven't tried any of these in a clinical setting yet). I have never owned an iPhone and will not, but that is more an ethical issue concerning their blatant attempts at censorship, which I cannot support. My findings on Android thus far:
Epocrates (which is free, but in beta and only available on android 1.6 or higher)
Skyscape: this has drugs, medical calculators for about everything and a fairly decent database on disease (its no Harrison's or Robbins, but its pretty good for a quick reference).
PubMed: abstracts for primary lit that link to the pub med site with access dependent upon what access you have
Medical Spanish: will actually state common questions and statements aloud with written spanish that can be read
Advanced Eye Charts
Medicinal herbs (not much detail at all, but may give you a start to go off if a patient is rather vague).
and I also grabbed a scientific calculator
Low price (which I haven't purchased yet, but intrigued me):
Diagnosaurus ($1) (i have used the online version of this and it is good for expanding a ddx)
Then there are all sort of subscriptions with a high price tag to various references and books that can be purchased: classics like the Red Book, Washington Manual, 5 Minute Consult, Harrison's, etc. I am waiting on these until I know what I will need once I hit the wards.
- 05-15-2010, 11:40 PM #8
- 05-16-2010, 08:18 AM #9
I am about to finish my 3rd year of med school and the apps I have found most useful are:
Lexi-Comp: This app is like having UptoDate in your pocket. It has the best pharm databaes hands down of even the full version of epocrates. Only downside is that its super expensive. But if I could afford it it would be worth every penny
Epocrates: Not the full version, only does drugs, but its good at what it does.
Skyscape: Downloaded Harrisons text book of medicine through here. I use it ocassionaly
CORE: This is an amazing app which allows you to not only get a detailed overview of orthopaedic examinations, but watch videos demonstrating it too. For those interested in ortho its perfect
Diagnosaurus: I think the hardest part of med school is forming a diferential past the 2 things you think the pt. might have. This app is awesome for that.
- 05-17-2010, 12:44 AM #10
I'm a paramedic and I use the PEPID EMS suite pretty much every day. It's not free, but it has the most complete pharmacology reference I've found with lots of info on mechanisms and kinetics. There's also a lot of reference info, too. They have a variety of different suites, so she could probably find one tailored to her specialty. It's well with the money, in my opinion.
- 05-17-2010, 08:12 PM #11
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