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A = Android; B = Blackberry; I = iPad/iPod Touch/iPhone; W = Windows mobile
ACC Pocket Guidelines: (A, B, I, W) Clinical practice support tool set from the American College of Cardiology Foundation provides concise, portable reference tools. NOTE: Requires Skyscape account to download.
AHRQ ePSS: (A, B, I, W) Designed and developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The ePSS information is based on the current recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and can be searched by specific patient characteristics, such as age, sex, and selected behavioral risk factors.
AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Glossary: (I) The AIDSinfo HIV/AIDS Glossary app is a powerful tool that provides mobile access to over 850 pertinent HIV/AIDS glossary terms in both English and Spanish.
AIDSinfo Mobile: (A, B, I, W) Mobile site with the latest federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, HIV treatment and prevention clinical trials, and other research information.
Calculate by QxMD: (A, B, I) App with more than 150 unique calculators and decision support tools.
DailyMed: (A, B, I, W) Mobile site that provides high quality information about marketed drugs, including FDA labels (package inserts).
DiagnosaurusDDx: (FREE for B, W; PURCHASE for A, I) Provides differential diagnoses by organ system, symptom, or disease.
Embryo: (I) Visually explore human embryo development with the Embryo app.
ePoctrates Rx App: (A, B, I, W) Includes clinical information on 1000s of prescription medicines and 100s of OTC drug products, in-depth formulary information, pill identifier, drug interaction checker, and calculators.
Eponyms (for students): (A, I) Eponyms provides a short description of more than 1,700 common and obscure medical eponyms (e.g., Rovsing's sign, Virchow's node). A perfect tool to quickly look up the meaning of any eponym.
Health Hotlines: (I) Health Hotlines is a directory of organizations with toll-free telephone numbers. It is derived from DIRLINE, the National Library of Medicine's Directory of Information Resources Online. This database contains descriptions of almost 9,000 biomedical organizations and resources.
iAnatomy: (I) A simple, portable anatomy atlas of the face, neck, chest, abdomen, and pelvis. Over 75 images with 1300 identifying labels from the Visible Human Project from the National Library of Medicine.
Interpreter: (B) Decision trees and diseases based on selection of lab abnormalities. Provides lab abnormality selection, differential diagnosis, workup flowcharts and ability to integrate multiple lab abnormality values to get ddx list with highest probability diseases and/or medications.
Junos Pulse: (A, B, I) Remote access application that could be used to access Carilion’s internal sites and resources when not on Carilion's network.
LactMed @NIH: (A, I) Information about maternal and infant drug levels, possible effects on lactation and on breastfed infants, and alternative drugs to consider.
MediBabble Translator: (I) Professional-grade medical translation tool, that is designed to improve the safety, efficiency, and overall quality of care for non-English speaking patients. Currently downloads with Spanish included, with additional languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, Russian and Haitian Creole) available as free downloads from within the application.
MedlinePlus Mobile: (A, B, I, W) Mobile site that contains consumer health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.
Medscape: (A, B, I) A database from WebMD of drug information, disease clinical references, clinical images and procedure videos, drug interaction tool plus CME activities.
Mobile REMM: (A, B, I, W) Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) app that provides health care providers with guidance on the diagnosis and treatment of radiation injuries during radiation and nuclear emergencies.
Molecules: (I) App provides 3-D molecular modeling using information from NCBI's Entrez and PubChem databases.
NEJM This Week: (I) The latest from NEJM including recent articles, images, audio, and video.
OMM Guide: Osteopathic Quick Reference: (I) Intended for osteopathic medical students and residents. OMM Guide gives you quick and easy access to osteopathic manipulative medicine assessment, techniques (OMT), and more.
PubMed for Handhelds: (A, B, I, W) Mobile site for searching MEDLINE with the Web browser of any mobile device. Includes PICO searching and disease associations.
PubMed Mobile: (A, B, I, W) Mobile site for searching PubMed that includes more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites.
ReUnite: (I) App intended for medical aid and relief workers that are assisting in family reunification efforts after a disaster. May also be used by the general public to report missing and/or found people to the site.
Skyscape: (A, B, I) Includes valuable Medical Calculator, Drug Reference, and Clinical Outline resources. Also has other tools available for purchase. NOTE: Other free medical apps may require a Skyscape account to download the software.
STAT Depression Screener: (I) Quickly administer and score the PHQ-9. Useful for primary care clinicians in diagnosing depression and selecting and monitoring treatment.
Turning The Pages (TTP): (iPad only) Explore beautiful historical medical texts with this app from the National Library of Medicine for your iPad. Manuscripts come from a variety of regions and eras, from the Islamic medieval world to 19th century Japan to Renaissance Europe.
WISER: (A, B, I, W) Wireless System for Emergency Responders app designed to assist emergency responders in hazardous materials incidents.
DISCLAIMER: Be sure to check the Terms of Service (including how personal data is handled) and who provides the information and monetary support for an app.