We live in a digitally driven age and that means you most likely use your smartphone or tablet for a lots of things for your personal life. But did you know that these devices could be very beneficial for doctors, too? Similar to how apps can help with your health, apps aimed for doctors can help with your job and practice. Here are a few apps that doctors should download on their devices:
This is a useful app for doctors to use when looking up certain drug information and their interactions, as well as find other providers for referrals or consults. It can even help calculate patient measurements in a jiffy like their BMI and more. Most of the app’s content is free to use, but if you want more functionality like alternative meds, lab guides and more, you can purchase Epocrates Essentials for only $159.99/year.
Think of Doximity as the Facebook for doctors! It’s the official app for the social network for physicians, allowing you to access its massive network wherever you are. Joining is free and here you can contact other doctors, send HIPAA-secure faxes via your phone and get news and trends in your specialty.
If you want vast medical knowledge at your fingertips, UpToDate will provide that for you. You’ll be able to answer all clinical questions whenever they arise. Downloading the app is free but the information will cost you $499/year for just one user.
- NEJM This Week
Stay up to date on new procedures, access recent articles and view images of various medical conditions with NEJM This Week. You’ll also have access to tons of videos and audio files.
Want to double-check your diagnoses? Download Isabel, which is a diagnosis assistance app that has validated studies that have been peer reviewed by dozens of different medical journals. It has more than 6,000 disease symptoms and presentations, allowing users to refine their results by gender, age and even travel history!
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