A new iMedicalApps article compiles the Top 10 Family Medicine apps for iPhone and Android, many of which pediatricians will also find very useful. The list is based on the author’s experience as a Family Medicine physician and prior iMedicalApps reviews on the apps.
For pediatrics, the article recommends the pediatric app Kidometer as well as several other pediatric apps (Pedi QuikCalc, Pedi STAT, Shots, and Bilicalc/Bilitool) to fill in Kidometer’s gaps.
UpToDate Anywhere is the first app highlighted in the article. Our UpToDate subscription allows you to have a personal UpToDate account on your iPhone, iPad, Android device, or Windows 8 phone or tablet.
Also featured is Micromedex. Provided by the Pharmacy Department, hospital staff can set up Micromedex apps by going to Micromedex on a BCH computer, clicking the Micromedex® 2.0 button at the top left, and selecting mobileMicromedex® at the top of the page. You will be brought to a page detailing the steps involved in set up. Essentially, you will install and open the appropriate apps, and when prompted, enter the passwords provided on the mobileMicromedex® page.
VisualDx is also included in the article. To use the app on your mobile device, go to the VisualDx site on your BCH computer and click the “Get Mobile” button (at the top right). You will be prompted to fill out a brief form and will receive an email with a username, password, and instructions for obtaining the app. The username and password will allow you to use the VisualDx app via our institutional subscription.
Remember, the library has iPads available for loan for hospital employees and come pre-loaded with a number of apps, including several featured in the Top 10 Family Medicine apps for iPhone and Android article: Micromedex, VisualDX, and Calculate by QxMD.