Top 10 medical apps for doctors
Explore some of the most popular tech tools to help you improve patient care
As a doctor or medical professional, you know how important it is to be as efficient and productive as possible so you stay focused on patient care.
With busy schedules, doctors rarely have time to sit down at a computer and explore new medical research, so it’s important for them to find ways to continue learning anytime, anywhere.
Medical apps designed for the fast-paced medical field can help you explore new findings on the go in an easy to digest format.
Continue reading as we explore 10 of the top medical apps for doctors:
Medscape is an extensive medical reference and news app that allows doctors and other healthcare professionals to stay updated on industry news. This mobile app compiles research articles and medical news into one easy-to-navigate platform. Along with news, Medscape also features medical calculators, prescription safety information, and a network of other doctors to connect with.
Epocrates is a medical reference app that contains prescription drug information. This app allows doctors to have drug prescribing and safety information for thousands of brand, generic, and over-the-counter drugs. Epocrates also features dosing information for both adults and children.
VisualDx is an image-based reference app that allows doctors to compare their patient’s condition to a library of over 32,000 images from people of all ages. This app also allows doctors to take a picture of their patient’s condition and note their symptoms in the app, and then VisualDx will generate a couple of possibilities about the diagnosis of the condition.
MDCalc was created by physicians and has over 350 tools that help doctors to make the best decisions regarding their patient’s care and treatment options. This medical calculator app has tools for determining dosages, calculating risk, and more.
#5: Prevention TaskForce
Created by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Prevention TaskForce allows physicians to enter their patient’s information and conditions in order to identify the screening and medication services that are best-suited for their patients.
Doximity is a medical network app that allows physicians to network with other doctors and medical professionals, send and receive faxes, exchange HIPAA compliant files and information, and view job openings and salary information. This app also allows doctors to call patients from their cell phone without giving out their personal phone number as the call will appear to come from their office phone number.
PEPID is a medical reference app tailored towards emergency room physicians and paramedics to allow them to make a diagnosis and treatment plan as quickly and efficiently as possible. The app design features easy to digest bullet points and medical calculators that allow you to view dosing recommendations.
DynaMed is a medical reference app that imitates a search engine and allows physicians to view medical information reviewed by other physicians, so you can make the best decisions regarding your patient’s treatment options. The content on this app is concise, allowing you to make decisions quickly.
#9: Skyscape Medical Library
Skyscape is a medical reference app and decision support tool for physicians. This app provides medical professionals with an extensive research library of over 350 resources and provides information on prescription drugs. Skyscape also features interactive illustrations, audio, and video.
Lexicomp is a drug reference app where physicians can gain access to over 20 medical research databases. This app features extensive prescription drug information, including drug interactions, a dosing calculator, drug shortages, and more.
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