App Reviews

iMedical Apps
iMedical Apps provides reviews and news about new medical mobile apps and uses. They also host a forum which includes discussion and lists of apps by specialty.

Clinical Apps

AccessMedicine App
The AccessMedicine App allows quick access to overview of conditions and differential diagnoses.  It does not, however, allow you to read the textbooks included in AccessMedicine.

UM-Subscribed Browzine allows you to browse through electronic journals the same way you would a physical copy. You can read articles, save your favorites and create a virtual bookshelf of the journals that access most. Once you start the free app, you will be prompted to select a library and then enter your x.500 and password. For iOS (iPad specific).

Calculate by QxMD
Free Clinical calculators covering a wide range of specialties. Internet access not required. For Android and iOS.

Free/Paid A "differential diagnosis PDA tool which helps you make informed decisions and is derived from the most trusted CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment." Available for free for Palm, Windows Mobile, and Blackberry. App does not require an internet connection. Available for $.99 for iPhone/iPad, Android, Windows 7 Mobile.

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 "Mobile" link at the bottom left of the page.

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.

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 create a personal account through the library’s ClinicalKey subscription (

Johns Hopkins Antiobiotics 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.

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.

Micromedex Drug Information
UM-Subscribed Provides basic, bulleted drug information. Monographs are equivalent to the “summary” entries from Micromedex and do not have the detail of the “detailed” entries. App does not require an internet connection and is available for iPhone, iPad, and Android. To receive the code to enable the full version, please go to, enter Micromedex, and click on “Mobile” at the top of the screen. Scroll down to the section on the Drug Reference for Internet Subscribers App and find the password listed there.

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, enter Micromedex, and click on “Mobile” at the top of the screen. Scroll down to the section on the Drug Interactions App and find the password listed there.

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 iPhone 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.

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.

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.

Mobile Interfaces

AccessMedicine Mobile
The mobile interface to AccessMedicine provides access to several core resources, including Harrison's, Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, images from Fitzpatrick's Color and drug monographs. Before using the mobile interface, you need to create a personal profile by going to the standard AccessMedicine interface, clicking on "My AccessMedicine" on the right-hand side, and creating an account. When you visit AccessMedicine, either from a specific link or a general link, you should be directed to the mobile interface and asked to sign in.

Annual Reviews Mobile
Annual Reviews journals can be accessed from off-campus after first linking your device to the library's subscription.

mobileMICROMEDEX provides evidence-based clinical information for physicians, pharmacists, and nurses at the point of care. MobileMICROMEDEX is easy to use and provides answers to questions about drugs, alternative medicines, emergency conditions, and poisonings/toxic substances. Instructions for linking to mobile Micromedex: After entering the MICROMEDEX page, proceed to the "Download Center" link and click on the "Access Micromedex from your tablet."


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