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iMedical Apps


CDC Influenza App

The CDC Influenza application for clinicians and other health care professionals makes it easier than ever to find CDC’s latest recommendations and influenza activity updates on your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, or Android devices. When your mobile device is connected to the internet, new information and content will update automatically

Free or low cost resources

The resources listed below are being made available without charge or for a minimal charge by their creators or publishers. The library does not provide or endorse these products.

  • Canopy (iPhone/iPad only)
    An app from the NIH that includes key medical phrases in a variety of languages.
  • Diagnosaurus
    Diagnosaurus is a differential diagnosis tool published by McGraw-Hill. The program is available for all platforms - FREE for many and just 99 cents for others.
  • ePSS-Electronic Preventive Services Selector
    Search and Browse U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on your mobile device. The following devices are supported: Blackberry, iPhone/iPod Touch, Android, Palm OS, Windows Mobile, and is also available as a desktop web tool. FREE RESOURCE
  • Go Rx
    Compare drug prices at different pharmacies/locations in the U.S.
  • MedlinePlus
    MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, NIH, and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news. Bookmark on your handheld browser. FREE RESOURCE.
  • NEJM This Week
    This is a an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad only app. The app includes access to recent articles published within the last 7 days; images from the Images in Clinical Medicine collection; weekly audio summaries from Clinical Practice articles; and a selection of four procedure videos from Videos in Clinical Medicine.
  • Eponyms
    Free database of medical eponyms.

Apps for Academics

Apps For Academics.  A comprehensive guide on using mobile devices in the academioc environment from MIT.

Academic Medical Journals for the iPad - a comprehensive list of all medical journals available in digital format for teh iPad.

Productivity Tools

Commercial products

This information is for informational purposes only. The library does not provide or endorse these products.

  • Google Play
    Information on Android apps - to see the entire list, Android users have to access the Android Market from their handset.
  • Center
    Choose from hundreds of medical PDA software applications in all medical specialties. Supports most handheld devices.
  • Medical Applications in the iTunes Store
    Both free and paid medical apps (clicking on the link will open iTunes on your computer, if it is installed)
  • AppSmitten
    Finding tool for iPhone, iPad and Android apps.

Calculators & Diagnostic Tools, Clinical

  • 3M Littmann SoundBuilder- iPhone
    The 3M™ Littmann® SoundBuilder App is a learning tool designed to help improve the auscultation skills of students and practicing clinicians. There are 14 unique lessons - based upon key heart sounds - that combine text, a virtual mannequin, 3D cardiac animation and dynamic waveforms.
  • ABG Calculator - iPhone
    ABG is a multipurpose medical calculator that analyzes arterial blood gasses and provides a recommended FIO2 given a determined pO2, FIO2 and a desired pO2.
  • AMA's CPT E/M Quick Reference - iPhone
    This on-the-go reference guide helps you easily determine the appropriate CPT Evaluation and Management (E/M) billing codes.
  • Archimedes Clinical Calculator - Android, Blackberry, iPhone
    From Skyscape, this calculator provides more than 130 preprogrammed formulas that include specialties such as Cardiology, Pharmacology, Hematology, FEN, Pediatrics, Pulmonary and Renal. Registration required.
  • BMI Calculator - iPhone
    One of the most popular tools on the NIH’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Web site is the BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator. BMI is a reliable indicator of total body fat, which is related to the risk of disease and death.
  • Calculate - Android, Blackberry, iPhone
    A resource from QxMD, Calculate replaces Cardio Calc, GI Calc, NephCalc and Heme Calc. It supports clinical decisions that impact diagnosis, treatment or determining prognosis.
  • Cancer Terms Pro-iPhone: $
    Cancer Terms Pro is the leading professional level Oncological Glossary for iPhone and iTouch. With a database of thousands of Treatment, Prevention, Diagnosis, Alternative and Oncological Terms it maintains a comprehensive collection available right at your fingertips. No internet connection required!
  • CTCAE-4 - iPhone: $
    CTCAE-4 is a browsable reference to the CTCAE list of adverse event (AE) terms commonly encountered in oncology.
  • Diaganosaurus DDx - $
    Diagnostic tool that contains over 1,000 differential diagnoses.
  • ECG Guide - Blackberry, iPhone: $
    Descriptions of both common and complex ECG findings, including etiology and diagnosis. Over 120 sample ECGs.
  • iRVU: Hospital - Android
    iRVU lets you track work RVUs for inpatient medical services such as new patient history and physical exams, critical care, consultations, and follow-up visits at the point of care.
  • LabDX - iPhone: $
    LabDx is the application for medical students, doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who need quick access to information on over 300 laboratory tests.
  • LIVESTRONG English-Spanish Dictionary of Cancer Terms - iPhone
    Quickly search 6,000+ definitions provided by the National Cancer Institute. Switch views between languages to facilitate translation. No Internet access required during use.
  • MedCalc - iPhone
    a free medical calculator that gives you easy access to complicated medical formulas, scores, scales and classifications. Each formula has been individually designed and optimized for the small iPhone screen.
  • MedCalc Pro - iPhone: $
    Paid version of MedCalc iPhone calculator featuring more complex formulas and computations.
  • Medical Translator - iPhone: $
    Medical Translator is an application that allows the translation of medical terms in 5 different languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish and German. The application contains over 18.000 definitions that are always available without the need for an internet connection.
  • MediMath - iPhone: $
    MediMath Medical Calculator for iPhone has 133 medical calculators and scoring tools.
  • Medscape from WebMD - iPhone
    Medical reference tool from WebMD. Contains over 80 tables and protocols including workups, treatments, differential diagnoses and drug interactions.
  • Shots
    Current Immunization recommendations from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

UMMS Insight App


Top 10 Apps for Scientists - from the Berkeley Science Review

PubMed Mobile Resources

  • PubMed CLIP - iPhone: $
    iPhone app for searching PubMed with additional functionality: text search, advanced search of 36 fields and 8 limits, save searches to run later, access full-text PDFs of UMMS subscriptions. Also, save articles for offline viewing, create folders for saving references.
  • PubMed for Handhelds - Android and iPhone
    Search PubMed via the web browser of any mobile device. Includes the ability to conduct a PICO search as well as search MedLine/PubMed, read journal abstracts and link to FullText.
  • PubMed Mobile Beta- Android, Blackberry, iPhone
    PubMed comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.
  • PubMed on Tap - iPhone: $
    PubMed search interface with option to put in proxy URL to get to full-text of UMMS subscription content.
  • PubMed on Tap Lite - iPhone
    No cost version of PubMed search interface. Cannot get to full-text; abstracts only.
  • PubSavvy - iPhone: $
    PubMed search interface that allows you to select articles and send them to a clipboard for later reading.

Trials, Clinical

  • Breast Cancer Drug Trials - iPhone: $
    Search for breast cancer drug trials by age, study status, gender, location and other criteria.
  • Cancer Trials - iPhone
    Search for cancer trials for 12 common cancers in MedTrust Online’s oncology databases. Limit by age, study status, gender, location and other criteria. Developed with GlaxoSmithKline.
  • Clinical Trials- iPhone: $
    Search through every clinical trial registered with the U.S. government (over 98,000). Cross referenced with abstract numbers from ASCO and other medical conferences.
  • Colon Cancer Drug Trials - iPhone: $
    Search for colon cancer drug trials by age, study status, gender, location and other criteria.
  • Drug Trials - iPhone
    Search for drug trials by age, study status, gender, location and other criteria.
  • Lung Cancer Drug Trials - iPhone: $
    Search for lung cancer drug trials by age, study status, gender, location and other criteria.

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