Here are very useful Android application for healthcare professionals, students and some for patients also. Android application developers are developing even more so healthcare professionals may find most adequate for their healthcare settings. Here we come with short review of 5 useful healthcare applications.
For health care professionals and students, Epocrates, honestly, needs no introduction. From the short-white-coat student to the tech-savvy clinicians. It is hard to believe that an app as useful and effective as Epocrates is available for free.
Many Android users will download Skyscape simply to get the Archimedes, a highly useful collection of 100s of commonly used medical calculators. Skyscape, however, does have other medical resources for health care professionals and students. For Android users with OS v1.5 or lower who cannot run Epocrates, one of Skyscape’s main features “Rx Drugs” is a fine substitute. Outlines in Clinical Medicine (OCM) come with the free version, and is particularly useful for students learning a new topic in medicine (e.g. pediatric vaccination schedules). Users, however, will find many of Skyscape’s more-robust features unavailable in the free-edition.
(3) PubMed Mobile
PubMed Mobile is a clean app for quick searches of abstracts on PubMed. It lacks full-text link capability, but allows the user to select and read abstracts, save searches and articles, and send articles to the printer, email, or social networking website.
(4) CPR – Choking
A wonderfully simple video-based app for learning basic life support skills on the fly. The depth of information may not be sufficient to learn every caveat of BLS – and it certainly does not touch on ACLS, but for a quick refresher or first-time learner this app is a great starting point.
(5) Mobile Security Apps:
This is a bit of a cop-out, lumping two apps into one ranking. Mobile security, however, is of utmost importance in health care, particularly as app developers move to create mobile interaction with electronic medical records. SmrtGuard is the most functional free security app. Through a remote website users can track, data wipe, call-forward, remote listen, and backup data on their mobile device and SD card. So if you lose your mobile device with sensitive information on it, you can wipe its data remotely. The app is free, except for two features – remote backup and data restore to a new mobile device – which require an upgrade to the Pro version ($2.99 per month for 12 months). Contact Owner is a basic app that displays a message about the owner’s contact information (or the information for an emergency contact) on the lock screen. With contact information displayed on the lock screen, a person who finds your lost phone knows who to contact without accessing the phone’s data.
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