It’s been another busy year for medical app developers across both iOS and Android platforms. Some of the best medical apps we wrote about were patient-based, but there still were many notable medical apps for providers to use at the point of care.
To make it easier for you to wade through the thousands of releases over the past 12 months, iMedicalApps has rounded up the top medical apps of 2017.
Here’s a small sample of what we think are the best medical apps of 2017:
American College of Cardiology (ACC) Apps
Our first selection for the best medical app of 2017 is actually a suite of apps produced by the ACC. Previously on iMedicalApps, we reviewed their outstanding ASCVD and Anticoag Evaluator apps. In 2017, they fired off a trifecta of stellar apps: DAPT calculator, BridgeAnticoag, and LDL-C Manager. The last combines all three of their cholesterol apps in one: ASCVD, Statin Intolerance, LDL-C Lowering Therapy
Joshua Steinberg, MD
Not an app, but a family physician who develops some of the best medical apps for primary care. 2017 was no exception with several new apps, including Contraception, Health Maintenance Visit Checklist, and updates to Pneumonia Guide and ABG Eval. Plus, many of his apps are now available for Android. This time he teamed up with Dr. Katherine Holmes from the Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) to create a quick reference app for students, residents, and faculty in primary care. Over the past 18 months, he has released many apps that we have reviewed here on iMedicalApps: PneumoVaccines, Depo Calendar, OB Wheels, Gout Diagnosis, Health Maintenance Visits, and Step-by-Step Febrile Infant. Other useful point-of-care apps by Dr. Steinberg include PreopEval14, PFT Eval, EFM Guide, PE & DVT Dx Tool, and our favorite — Pneumonia Guide.
CDC Opioid App
The CDC released an app summarizing their 2016 opioid guideline. CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline 2016 also contains a morphine equivalency calculator, glossary, and an entire section on how to perform motivational interviewing with pain patients.
ESCAVO has done it again by creating a new app called Sepsis Time that takes the Sepsis 3.0 guideline and accepted sepsis bundles from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign and puts them into a checklist-style format. The goal is to ensure the septic patient in front of you has evidence-based treatments implemented with 3- and 6-hour cut-offs. These include prompt antibiotics, IVF, labs, pressors, etc. By utilizing the hardware in the iPhone, Sepsis Timer uses timer functions and reminders to help you track patients from the moment of diagnosis until all critical tasks are completed. Furthermore, the app provides expert commentary and detailed explanations of the guidelines throughout the step-by-step checklist.
For a full list of our top app picks for 2017, visit iMedicalApps.com.
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