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App Wrap

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AllergyCast
Price: FREE
Memory: 0.8MB
Average App Store Rating: 3 stars (2,190 ratings)
AllergyCast is a free iPhone/iPod Touch application developed by the McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division, the makers of Zyrtec (Cetirizine). This application provides allergy and weather forecasts for locations specified by city/state or ZIP code. AllergyCast is visually appealing, and does the task it was designed to (deliver an allergy and weather forecast) without difficulty. Additionally, AllergyCast provides specific information on what pollen types are currently predominant. The app may be helpful for physicians who manage patients with allergies, is certainly useful for those who have allergies, and is an excellent example of how an app can be used to market another product, in this case an antihistamine.
http://hcp.lv/aSek7l
 
Mediquations Medical Calculator
Price: $4.99
Memory: 3.6MB
Average App Store Rating: 4.5 stars (19 ratings)
Mediquations is a physician-developed medical calculator that features more than 220 medical calculations, support for US and SI units, and is available for the iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphones. Data entry is easy and intuitive. Mediquations has an excellent search function, the ability to designate favorite calculations for rapid reference, and a log of recent calculations that allows the user to quickly find a calculation from the list of over 220 in the current version. Calculation results can be shared by e-mail. Although medical calculations that require the results of another calculation are not linked, as in MedCalc, the app does provide detailed information about each calculation, including links to primary source literature. Mediquations is an excellent app for any healthcare professional who uses scoring systems or frequently uses medical calculations. It is an excellent value.
http://hcp.lv/9vc3FI
 
STAT E&M Coder
Price: $49.99
Memory: 2.6MB
Average App Store Rating: 4 stars (14 ratings)
StatCoder is a comprehensive E&M coding resource for the iPhone and iPad. All E&M encounter types are included, and feedback on the appropriate level of coding is provided when different elements of the history, exam, or medical decision-making sections are tapped to indicate that the item was documented. This highly detailed feedback can help physicians improve the quality of their medical documentation. Additionally, undercoding becomes quite apparent and if accompanied with a change in billing habits, will result in increased charges for medical care provided. STAT E&M Coder is a resource valuable for practicing physicians (at any point in their career) who wish to improve the quality of their medical documentation and ensure that they get paid for the work they perform. Though more expensive than most iPhone medical apps, it will pay for itself in less than a day by reducing undercoding for E&M services. The only detractor to the app are the small buttons that are tapped to indicate if an item was documented.
http://hcp.lv/bItCJH
 
 
From Our Friends at iMedicalApps
 
How the Documents To Go App Can Be Used in Medicine [iPhone]
Business users have long enjoyed the company of their Microsoft Office documents at all times in the form of the preloaded Documents To Go software on their Blackberries. Now, this venerable application looks to be acquainted with medical students.
http://hcp.lv/bKcN1g
 
The Future of Mobile Health—A Free Must Read Report Made for UNICEF
PSFK, a trends research and innovation company based out of New York, made a fabulous presentation for the United Nations Children’s Fund. The presentation has 207 slides, which provide a great comprehensive review of where we currently stand in the medical/healthcare app ecosystem.
http://hcp.lv/bkwlUr
 
Google Shows how Mobile Healthcare Apps can Sync with their Personal Health Record
At the recent O’Reilly Open Source Convention, Google took time to show mobile apps they have created that can collect what most would consider benign, everyday data, such as how much you run every day. This type of data collecting, “Observations of Daily Living”, can be entered into your Google Health personal health record.
http://hcp.lv/92Efza
 
Cardiothoracic Surgeon Develops App to Predict Risk of Heart Surgery
Dr. Edward Bender of Missouri has released five iPhone apps, all designed to assist patients and surgeons contemplating cardiac and thoracic procedures. His newest iPhone app, CTSNetWiki, gathers data from all the major cardiothoracic societies to allow patients and doctors to compute the risk of various heart surgeries.
http://hcp.lv/9Tyiag