App Reviews

iMedical Apps
iMedical Apps is a online publication for medical professionals, patients, and analysts interested in mobile medical technology and health care apps. iMedicalApps provides reviews and news about new medical mobile apps and uses. Search for apps by specialty, platform or keyword. Also includes forums on a variety of topics like Apple (iPhone & iPad) medical apps, Android medical apps, residency medical apps, and others.

Clinical Apps

AccessMedicine App
UM-Subscribed The AccessMedicine App is available for U of M affiliates. For download and access to the app, users must have an active MyAccess account and sign in to AccessMedicine through the library every 90 days either on-site or through a VPN. Create a MyAccess account at the top right corner of the AccessMedicine website under "Univ of MN Biomedical Lib". 

Calculate (Medical Calculator) by QxMD

Freely available to the medical community, Calculate is a next generation clinical calculator and decision support tool covering a wide range of specialties. Internet access not required. For Android and iOS. Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

ClinicalKey App

UM-Subscribed Evidence-based information on a wide range of conditions. App can be used without an internet connection and is available for iPhone and iPad. To use the App, you need to first  log in through the library’s ClinicalKey subscription and click the menu in the upper right hand corner to create a personal account. Download for Android or Apple iOS

Dynamed Plus

UM-Subscribed One of the better sources for current best evidence on a wide range of conditions Mobile app does not require internet connection and is available from the iTunes and Google Play stores. To download, go to DynaMed Plus and then click the "Get the DynaMed Plus Mobile App" link at the bottom left of the page. Enter your @umn.edu email and you will be sent instructions on how to set up a Dynamed Plus app.

Epocrates
Free/Subscribed Free version includes drug monographs, interaction checker, pill identification and medical calculators. Premium (pay) version adds disease monographs, ICD-9 codes, alternative medicines and more peripheral content. Internet access not required. Available for iOS, Android, Palm, Windows Mobile, Blackberry.

ePSS (USPSTF Recommendations)
Free Access ePSS (Electronic Preventative Services Selector) to browse the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations, guides, and tools on the go. App does not require an internet connection. Available for iPhone/iPad, Android, Blackberry, Palm, and Windows Mobile.

Johns Hopkins Antibiotics Guide

UM-Subscribed The Johns Hopkins ABX Guide features up-to-date, authoritative, evidenced-based information on the treatment of infectious diseases to help you make decisions at the point of care. The guide breaks down the details of diagnosis, treatment, and effective antibiotic use. Register for a free account while on the UMN computer network and then download the mobile version for Apple, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone devices. You will login and the system should know that you have access via our subscription.

Medscape
Free Provides mobile-optimized access to the drug information, images, videos, and disease monographs on the Medscape website. Internet access is required to access image and videos. Disease monographs can either be downloaded to the device or read via internet access. Available for iOS and Android.

Free Micromedex® Drug Reference (For Internet Subscribers)
UM-Subscribed  "Provides clinical care professionals with on-the-go access to the industry’s most trusted drug information, including concise and critical information on more than 4, 500 search terms such as drug interactions, adverse effects, and adult and pediatric dosing." Available for iPhone, iPad, and Android. Go to the Micromedex Disclaimer enter Micromedex, and click on Download Center at the top right hand corner of the screen.  Follow the steps to download the app under Free Micromedex® Drug Reference for Internet Subscribers.  Access the app via the iTunes® App Store (Apple devices), Google Play® (Android devices) or the Windows Store® (Windows 8 devices). Android users only: the app is called "Free Micromedex Drug Reference" in the Google Play store.

Micromedex Drug Interactions

UM-Subscribed Allows you to enter various drugs and find out if and how they interact. App does not require an internet connection and is available for iPhone and iPad. To receive the code to enable the full version, please go to the Micromedex Disclaimer, enter Micromedex, and click on Download Center at the top right hand corner of the screen. Scroll down to the section on the Drug Interactions App and find the password listed there.  Access the app via the iTunes® App Store (Apple devices), Google Play® (Android devices) or the Windows Store® (Windows 8 devices).

Read by QxMed
Free Read: Personalized Medical & Scientific Journal by QxMD Medical Software  allows you to select a field or set of journals and then browse through recently added articles. It integrates with library subscriptions to make it easy to download full-text and you can highlight and annotate your articles. For iPhonklj,le and iPad.

SHOTS Immunizations by STFM (Society of Teachers in Family Medicine)
Free SHOTS Immunizations Mobile App is a point of care tool for anyone providing vaccines or vaccine information. SHOTS is a downloadable application for iPhones and Android devices. It is available for free on the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store.

STAT!Ref
UM-Subscribed The STAT!Ref mobile app allows you to easily access UMN-subscribed ebooks and reference tools on the go. Available for iOS, Android and Blackberry.

VisualDX
UM-Subscribed VisualDx is a clinical decision support system that helps health care providers recognize and diagnose visually presenting conditions. It captures the variation disease presentation by age, skin type, body location and severity, combining high quality medical images with a unique search engine to give you patient-specific answers in seconds. To access the mobile app, click on the app information link off the VisualDX homepage, create an account, then download the app and log in with your account information. Available for iOS and Android.

WISER - Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders
Free "WISER is a system designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice." App does not require an internet connection. Available for iPhone/iPad, Palm, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile.

 

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