The healthcare field is constantly changing as new research and clinical trials are conducted, which makes keeping up on the latest developments important for providers who wish to provide top quality care. Luckily for providers, gone are the days where the only ways to access such content was through print journals or a desktop computer. Here are some of the best apps to help providers stay on top of the information that matters most in their specialties.
Read, by QxMD, is a one-stop place for providers to keep up with the best new medical and scientific research, browse topic reviews, and search PubMed. This dual iPhone and iPad app gives users a friendly interface that encourages discovery while providing seamless access to the world’s best medical journals. Providers can get full text PDFs with a single tap and access to full articles through university/institutional subscriptions. Read allows users to organize and review articles based on specialty and share those articles with colleagues over email, Twitter, and Facebook.
Medscape MedPulse – News & Perspective
Stay informed on the latest medical news with Medscape’s MedPulse app that brings together the latest medical news, award winning journalism, and expert perspectives written specifically for healthcare professionals. Users can stay current with breaking news from the FDA, new practice guidelines, updates on clinical trials, and insights from more than 150 of the nation’s top medical conferences. After downloading the app, providers can personalize their experience by selecting the specialties, topics, and industry experts that matter most to them. In addition to practice management information through Medscape’s Business of Medicine content, users can also stay on top of what’s trending in healthcare through MedPulse’s ‘Today on Twitter’ blog.
This Week by the New England Journal of Medicine
This Week, by the New England Journal of Medicine, is an app that gives providers access to recent up to date research findings and review articles and editorial opinion on a wide range of topics in biomedical science and clinical practice. In addition, This Week also gives users access to images of common medical conditions and video clips demonstrating various procedures conducted in clinical medicine. This app allows user to read recent articles put forth in the New England Journal of Medicine including the most important research, reviews, commentaries, and case materials. For providers on the go, this app has weekly audio summaries of important news and full-audio reads of clinical practice articles.
Docphin bills itself as the best way to keep up with medical research, and like the apps mentioned above, it gives providers access to summaries of breaking news articles based on their specialties. In addition to curated news, Docphin also gives users PDF files that they are able to easily annotate, save, and share with their colleagues. Docphin compiles summaries of trending articles, recent posts by selected authors, and papers on chosen specialties into a weekly email so providers can stay on top of the news they care about most in a succinct, convenient manner. With the ability to save articles, Docphin even allows users to organize those articles into folders that can be sent to other users with the push of a button.