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6 Mobile Healthcare Apps for Healthcare Professionals

The healthcare industry is experiencing a mobile revolution that continues to grow and change each day. According to Float Mobile Learning, medical and healthcare apps are the 3rd fastest growing app category for both iPhone and Android phones, and there are more than 10,000 of these apps available in the iTunes store.

In the last blog, we talked about some of the mobile healthcare apps patients can use to maintain a healthy lifestyle and keep track of their health needs. For this blog, I’m going to list some of the mobile healthcare apps physicians can use in their practice to give an example of what can be found in the app store or even your family practice.

 

 

CliniCam

With CliniCam, a physician can take a picture of a patient’s condition, or injury and upload those images straight to that patient’s electronic medical record. Some reviews of the apps said this could tamper with privacy laws, but the pictures don’t get stored and saved to the doctor’s phone, therefor insuring the individual’s complete privacy.

Doximity

The Doximity app is basically a professional networking system for physicians and healthcare professionals. It includes a widespread medical directory, physician-optimized profiles, and you can 
send, receive and electronically sign faxes directly from the app.

iScrub

iScrub is an interesting app that is essentially used to display records of how well a hospital staff is doing washing their hands. Cleanliness is extremely important, and this app helps to prevent infections of any sort.  

ResolutionMD

Many clinics already use some kind of tablet such as the iPad for tasks around the office. With this app, doctors are able to view X-ray images right on their smartphones or tablets for easier viewing between the physician and patient.

Epocrates

The Epocrates app has been said to be the electronic version of the Physician’s Desk Reference. It offers physicians primary information about certain drugs, as well as warnings about harmful combinations of medications, and proper dosages for adults or kids.

Leading Reach

With the Leading Reach app, physicians and office staff can deliver helpful pre-appointment information to the patient, automatically notify the referred-to doctor, and generate a record of that referral in one simple step. The app does tasks such as: email appointment reminders and driving directions, send critical educational information to a patient, and enable social media interaction. It also simplifies the entire referral process and reduces the amount of referral leaks that often happen.

 

This is only a short list of the MANY apps used by physicians today, and we will definitely see a lot more in the future that will continue the modernization of this industry. Know of some other apps you really like to use as a physician? Comment below and let us know!